Infrastructure Upgrade

This company specialized in health insurance, has been providing services for more that 70 years that complement public health insurance coverage, and for three decades, a travel insurance component in partnership with various international assistance networks.

5% annual increase of data growth

Summary

The client wanted to upgrade its server infrastructure to increase its existing capacities to manage the growth of its data and better meet the performance requirements of its users.

The client’s intention was to opt for a new, powerful and versatile infrastructure to support evolving needs for years to come. This option offered a capacity superior to its current needs,  to reach the maximum of its consumption after 4 to 5 years. However, this choice involved decommissioning the existing equipment, and therefore the loss of investments made for their acquisition.

After analysis of the data, ESI instead proposed an alternative solution based on adaptability, which had the advantage of meeting current and future needs, while minimizing  short-term investments to meet the real demand.

Through excellent collaboration with its manufacturing partner Cisco, ESI has managed to offer the client a solution that reduced the risk by integrating the existing components to increase capacity and meet the delivery schedule while demonstrating agility, adapting to its specific constraints.

Solution Highlights

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Implementation of a Cisco UCS blade server to optimize virtual infrastructure, increase agility and reduce operational complexity without configuration constraints.

2

Progressive and scalable provisioning according to the consumption curve, with a high availability rate and unmatched growth potential.

3

Reuse of existing components reducing required investments.

4

Using Cisco Performance Manager software to measure bandwidth requirements to minimize expenses, improve availability and efficiency, and reduce risk.