Moving the data center to Italy
Česká pojišťovna & ORBIT
“ORBIT brought competencies, experience, an excellent understanding of the environment of large companies and a perfect understanding of our needs to the project. The project turned out great.“
Petr Štengl, Director of IT Operations, Česká pojišťovna
- Relocation of the data center from the Czech Republic to Italy
- 14,000 users, 850 TB of data, 1300 servers, 1150 applications
- Share of estimated savings of €100 million
At the beginning of the project was the Generali Group’s decision to centralize IT infrastructure from six countries in a data center in Italy. The IT team of Česká pojišťovna (today Generali Česká pojišťovna) needed to analyze in a short time about 1,150 applications, approximately 14,000 virtual desktops and data centers with more than 1,300 servers. They chose ORBIT as the supplier of the data center relocation study with the relevant experience.
The starting point of the solution was the proven Methodology 160+ of the ORBIT team, which is based on experience with large-scale projects in the data center migration field, knowledge of the corporate environment, consulting skills and a high degree of competence.
Transforming the approach of all key people in the team from passively taking instructions to actively using our support and taking ownership of success and failure was critical to the success of the project and meeting the planned completion date.
Carefully prepared analysis became the basis for the preparation and implementation of the migration of the complete application portfolio and virtual desktops of Česká pojišťovna. Its qualities are evidenced by the fact that the migration went smoothly and its result was a big surprise for key business managers. Thanks to ORBIT, the Czech Republic completed the entire project exactly on schedule, as the first of the six participating European countries.
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