With the assistance of PTS Consulting, Zurich Insurance undertook an award-winning Data Centre Migration that formed part of its Digital Transformation programme. The success of the complex project provides the Client with a sound platform, on which it can build its Asia-Pacific business and remove the risks associated with recovery from IT incidents.
The multinational insurance company sought to relocate its regional Data Centre to a colocation facility as the lease of it Hong Kong office floor was due to expire. Zurich insurance seized the opportunity to review the IT estate, refresh technology and implement a standardised platform covering both the Primary and Secondary Data Centres. With extensive local knowledge, PTS was engaged to assist with the selection of a suitable facility and the subsequent migration that followed.
Working closely with the Zurich insurance Technology Team, PTS Identifies the IT Infrastructure, Applications and Services to develop a Data Centre design that would reduce the current footprint by 50%. Once a migration strategy for each service was agreed, the team developed a detailed plan to move services to the new facility. Within a tight timeframe of 15 weeks, PTS successfully managed the migration of 3,500 servers to the new Data Centre facility, completing a near perfect programme which resulted in zero downtime for the business. As a result, the project was announced the winner of the DCD Asia-Pacific Cloud Journey – Project of the Year 2017 at the Data Centre Week Awards.
• Extensive experience delivering large-scale complex programmes, PTS provided Zurich Insurance with a safe pair of hands for its Data Centre migration programme
• The development of a Live Data Centre and IT Services provides Zurich Insurance with a sound platform to grow their business, removing the risks associated with recovery from IT incidents
• The Zurich Insurance Technology Team developed throughout the project, working more cohesively, aligning with other groups in the business, helping the organisation and its approach to future projects.
• Winner of the DCD Asia Pacific Cloud Journey - Project of the Year 2017