Reliance Infosystems | AIICO Capital Case Study
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Case Study: Lift & Shift (Ubuntu Linux and MySQL Server), AIICO Capital

Customer

AIICO Capital
Lagos. Nigeria

Industry

Finance and Insurance

Needs Expressed
  • Migrate Linux-based LOB and other servers to Azure
  • Harden security for customers’ information protection.
  • Patch Management.
  • Backup and Disaster recovery
  • 1st Party support
Benefits Realized
  • Robust, secure and reliable Line of business applications for client engagement.
Background

AIICO Capital had its Line of Business application hosted within AIICO Capital Datacenter. Given the direction to invest in their own technology Infrastructure, they adopted Azure to rehost all its LOBs. 

AIICO Capital wants to make its Apps agile and scalable.

AIICO Capital also wanted to use this opportunity to harden security of its sites to protect her customers’ information and comply with Industry regulation and compliance requirement for Infrastructure.

Problem

AIICO Capital intends to migrate its entire Infrastructure off AIICO Capital’s Infrastructure to the Cloud.

Their stockbroking application runs off Ubuntu Linux and MySQL DB.

AIICO Capital has been all its application off AIICO Insurance’ Infrastructure, leveraging it’s security and licensing across its stack of applications.

AIICO Capital also had issues with quality and timeliness of support in dealing with operational issues. 

AIICO Capital now has autonomy to provision its own Infrastructure and security solutions in order to own the process end-end rather than relying on parent company (AIICO Insurance).

AIICO Capital in a bid to scale her IT infrastructure and ensure high levels of availability has opted to rehost several of its servers on azure in which the stockbroking application is one of them.

Solution

Migration of the Line of business application leveraging Azure Migrate.

Use of Sophos and Application gateway to enforce security

Use of Azure Monitor and application insights to track performance and downtime.

Azure patch manager using Automation account.

Implementation

The server was migrated in  days. the AIICO team started testing to confirm that all components of the app was fine. This was to enable them transact from the Monday being a business day.

The migration process included the Reliance Infosystems team and the IT unit of Aiico Capital.

The planned goal of not disrupting normal operational workflow of Aiico Capital was achieved.

Solution in Action

The proposed solution makes sure that both clients and the staff of the company are placed under security checks to avoid system breach. Aiico Capital also has its 3rd party endpoint protection (Sophos) installed on all the servers.

Results

AIICO Capital received a seamless migration process without experiencing downtime. They also monitor their applications better and trust their security features the more.

We have anywhere access for users, patch management, guaranteed backup and disaster recovery.

Adedayo Williams - Information Technology Manager