Redcentric transitions Towergate to the cloud

30 January 2013

Redcentric announces the successful migration of mission-critical servers for leading insurance company Towergate to the Redcentric cloud platform.

As the servers were used for customer-facing websites and e-commerce systems, disruption was not an option. Redcentric has worked hand-in-hand with Towergate to successfully migrate the e-trading platforms on an aggressive timescale with minimal disruption.

Historically Towergate owned the IT infrastructure that supported its customer-facing systems, with Redcentric managing them 24/7 for the last four years. When the company decided to move to a cloud delivery method for its infrastructure, it turned once again to Redcentric.

Towergate no longer needs to worry about equipment refreshes, building in excess capacity for resilience or coping with escalating energy costs; Redcentric provides scalable infrastructure with the inherent resiliency that comes with delivery across multiple data centres.

The cloud solution has allowed Towergate to reduce operating costs and ensure the continued high availability of the services on which its customers rely. It is managed 24/7 by Redcentric, supported by both on- and off-shore network operations centres.

"This was a high profile project for the Towergate IT team," said Richard Redman, Head of IT Infrastructure and Operations at Towergate. "Providing insurance services, our customers rely on us to be there when something goes wrong," added Redman. "I am safe in the knowledge that we have a resilient solution managed by Redcentric to ensure we remain online 24/7.

"Redcentric delivered an exemplary service and helped us transition to a cloud environment without any disruption to our clients. We now have a cost-effective platform to support our customers for years to come."

"This is a testament to the Redcentric team and their ability to work with clients on projects of this scale and complexity," said Fraser Fisher, Managing Director Redcentric Group Operations. "Many companies can claim to offer cloud services, but Redcentric backs this up with the essential technical expertise to help organisations transition smoothly to the cloud."

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