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How we helped complete a Fast, Efficient and Secure Migration to New IT Infrastructure

Monday 24 May 2021 IT Integration

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By Sam Balaam

When the insurance business of a company splits off from it's parent, it marks the beginning of a new era.

But before the company could begin operating independently, it had a major technical hurdle to overcome – establishing its own IT estate. This meant migrating critical data & services from the infrastructure it previously shared with it's parent company.

A migration of this scope represents some serious risks.”

To make matters even more complex, the company was tasked with doing this all against the clock. Following the separation, the business was given a finite time to migrate from the shared infrastructure – after which point, it would be charged significantly for its use.

Against the clock: Migrating quickly, securely and cost-effectively

Major network migrations are rarely simple. But when you’re a financial services company with primarily digital operations, a migration of this scope represents some serious risks.

Firstly, the migration had to be executed in an extremely secure way, so that data and services remained as secure as possible in transit. Secondly, there had to be a secure new environment waiting for the company's data and services. Finally, the whole process had to be completed with minimal disruption, as each minute of downtime could potentially cost hundreds of thousands of pounds in lost revenue.

This was the beginning of a new era for the company, so the technology had to be right”

On top of those challenges, the migration also had to lay the foundation for future success. From start to finish, the process had to be cost-effective and fast – but a simple quick fix wasn’t an option. This was the beginning of a new era for DLG and the technology foundation it established would play a huge role in determining how successful that era was going to be.

Total network support

To help meet the immediate need, the CACI Network Services team built a team of 8 highly skilled Network Engineers, Consultants and Service Delivery Managers to help the company complete its ambitious migration strategy.

The underlying technologies would be Routing and Switching, Security and Load Balancing across Cisco, Fortinet and F5.

“Seamless migration of users & services to the new environment”

After the new infrastructure was implemented, the CACI team supported the seamless migration of users and services into the new environment. Our service team then remained within the company to resolve any potential issues with the network infrastructure and provide all the specialist network skills needed to succeed.

The outcome: A fast, secure migration – and a lasting relationship

The result was total success. The migration was carried out in the desired time frame and the new infrastructure and migration process met the company’s demands. Most importantly, downtime was kept to an absolute minimum.

“Against the clock (and the odds) the entire project was a resounding success.”

It laid the foundation for a faster, smarter future. It also started a valuable ongoing relationship between the company and CACI. Our experts remain inside the company providing direct support and helping to manage the organisation’s infrastructure.

What’s more, we have engaged with other business units within it, delivering exciting new projects and helping the insurance provider do and achieve more.

Need help migrating or managing your network?

Networking isn’t just about innovative transformation projects using the latest technology – sometimes you just need to lay the foundations for reliable, secure, and predictable digital operations. At CACI, we have all the skills you need to execute any networking project – from major cloud initiatives, to routine migrations and the management of core networking technology.

Find out how we could support your next project and become a trusted, reliable extension of your core IT team.

Sam Balaam tells of how a well known insurance company came to us to migrate all its services and digital assets to a new infrastructure securely, efficiently, and most importantly, against the clock.

How we helped complete a Fast, Efficient and Secure Migration to New IT Infrastructure