Dimension Data has been awarded an end-to-end IT infrastructure revamp project by the Taiwan division of a large global insurance group.
The ICT solutions and services provider was tasked to design, deploy, project-manage and maintain the insurer's new infrastructure that will span data centre, storage, security, network integration and performance optimisation services. Besides that, Dimension Data trained the insurer's IT personnel too.
According to Dimension Data's press statement, the insurer was aware that its legacy systems were becoming outdated, its physical servers were unable to provision IT resources, and its tape backup solution were unable to meet with the recovery time objective and recovery point objective required by the company. To counter these issues, Dimension Data deployed a VMWare server virtualisation solution, an application virtualisation platform from Citrix, as well as Cisco's Unified Computing System and servers to seamlessly converge computing, networking, management, virtualisation, and storage access into a single integrated architecture. EMC's Data Domain and NetWorker solutions were also deployed to provide backup and disaster recovery capabilities respectively.
Following the upgrade, the insurer's IT team claimed to be able to better manage its network security. Besides that, the time needed for data recovery was reduced from one day to one hour while server virtualisation delivered the efficiency, flexibility and high availability that the insurer was hoping for.
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