Migrating Workloads On & Off The Cloud: Bank Customer Use Case

Primenet Support Team 30 April 2020

The Challenge

  • A large bank decided to create a hybrid cloud for some of its services to save costs and enjoy the automation provided by a cloud solution
  • A local VMware solution was chosen, that is replicated to an Amazon Cloud
  • Primenet, working with its partner Systems Express, made the decision to install this application in a greenfield environment


Considerations

cloud considerations
  • Cost
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Hardware or configuration requirements
  • Network latency
  • Service availability and cloud maximum workloads
  • Automation process

The first thing to remember is that a move to the cloud is not an all or nothing solution

Risks


Likelihood
Potential Consequences

Insignificant Minor Significant Serious Catastrophic
Very Likely




Likely

Timeline

50/50 Chance
Loss of customer due to poor access Operational error

Unlikely Operational error Fine from regulation Loss of business due to poor access Business disruption (reliability)
Very Unlikely
Loss of Customer due to data leakage Security Regulation change Business disruption due to disaster (reliability)

Solution Steps

  • Primenet and Systems express worked together to design the solution
  • We installed & configured a new environment as a cloud on-site with replication
  • This was followed by comprehensive testing of the main expected functionality of the solution
  • The customer was shown the automation process •On job training and documentation was provided
  • Plans were put in place for future developments and requirement changes

Recommendations

  • Always analyze the company needs
  • Make sure you know all regulation requirements in your field
  • Start with a full design but plan for changes
  • Use a realistic timeline
  • Know from the start what you must have and what you want to have
  • Understand that there is a lot of configuration before automation


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