A leader in the insurance industry, the client was working with an extensive suite of internal and public-facing systems that were becoming increasingly expensive to operate and inflexible to the demanding needs of the organization. Recognized for their innovative technology-first approach, our client proactively sought to upgrade and futureproof their infrastructure to effectively meet and support their long-term vision as well as address the challenges of the ever-changing industry and technology landscape.
Looking to reduce their total cost of ownership (TCO) for their infrastructure, while also gaining the ability to leverage the speed, efficiency, and flexibility of the cloud, their team approached the experts at Kikoda.
Our client chose to partner with Kikoda for our expertise in cloud migration, knowledge of enterprise systems, and transparency. Kikoda first performed an independent analysis of their system. Then, they identified and planned a strategy to resolve the system’s limitations.
In six months, Kikoda transformed the client’s enterprise ecosystem. They moved a large set of interconnected enterprise systems from an expensive hosting provider to cloud-based Amazon Web Services (AWS). This turn-key migration included planning, coordinating, testing, migrating and reconciling data, and decommissioning the old systems.
During this process, Kikoda evaluated various cloud migration options. These included lift and shift (re-hosting), as well as lift and reshape (re-platforming). Kikoda combined the most beneficial functions of both options. They took a hybrid approach to immediately gain some advantages of the cloud, while minimizing risk during the move.
The Kikoda team navigated this complex migration with minimal impact on the client’s users. There was virtually no downtime, and no data loss or corruption. With this new cloud-based system, our client has:
50%+ reduction in core hardware hosting costs
90% reduction in calendar time and cost to implement
50% less time and cost to repair/maintain.
75% fewer incidents requiring human intervention
Our client also continues to benefit from this migration by:
Driving innovation as they continue to expand and develop their systems.
Leveraging infrastructure as code to develop an environment of stability and predictability.
Greatly improved policy processing speed, availability, and responsiveness in operations.
Enhanced security through industry-standard encryption, application layer firewalls, and region-based traffic control.
“Kikoda’s guidance and expertise were essential for the smooth and successful transition to the cloud,” said Mike. “They ensured our people can support and maintain the platform going forward. Once in the cloud, we observed a substantial reduction in our need to hands-on maintenance of the infrastructure.”
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