Police Mutual is a Financial Services organisation selling products to the police and military such as insurance, savings and pension products.
Police Mutual was looking to move everything into the Cloud over 18 months with an expected saving of up to £1m. Microsoft Azure fulfills their security needs in terms of offering an accredited environment where their data is held securely. Police Mutual turned to Inframon to help them move to the Cloud adopting Microsoft Azure.
Inframon worked with Police Mutual to enable their mobile workforce to gain access to corporate resources securely whilst on the road. The ease of password reset also reduced costs to their helpdesk whilst improving the service levels to their staff.
“We chose Inframon as our specialist partner to help us get the best out of the Azure toolset. With Azure there is less downtime and less planning and this saves us time. Inframon is an enabler that brings Azure to life in the Cloud a lot quicker than we could do on premise.”
BDO is a global accountancy and business advisory firm.
They operate in 154 countries with 64,500 people working out of 1,400 offices worldwide. Globally, BDO generates revenues of $7.3bn. In the UK, BDOoperate from 18 offices, covering all major business centres, across the country, employing 3,500 people offering tax, audit and assurance, and a wide range of consulting and advisory services.
Inframon was engaged to review BDO’s systems management and security systems including people, process and technology in order to provide recommendations to improve the capabilities, operational maturity, and effectiveness of the service.
“Inframon produced clear and concise reports that cut straight through to the nub of the problems we faced – practical and to the point.”
– David Bennett BDO LLP CTO
Petrofac is a leading international service provider to the oil and gas production and processing industry.
To aid in further modernisation of their business, Petrofac made the decision to embark on a cloud transformation project to move from an on premise cloud to public cloud on Microsoft’s Azure platform.
Inframon and Microsoft were engaged by Petrofac to put together a cloud transformation plan to migrate the current server workloads from their two main datacentres in the UK and UAE to Microsoft’s Azure Public Cloud Platform.
“Inframon are the safest pair of hands in the UAE for us to entrust this business changing project to. We are now on our journey to the cloud with piece of mind that we are in a trusted pair of hands for both the design of our new Azure platform as well as the migration to it. ”
– Guillaume Roux Head of Technology and Implementation, Petrofac
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, enterprise risk and financial advisory services with more than 244,400 professionals globally.
Inframon has enabled Deloitte to save money on virtualisation software renewals and automate manual processes for patch management and routing of tickets. It has saved Deloitte 3 FTE days per month and diverted resources from reactive activity to focus on continuous improvement.
Inframon and Deloitte continue to work together to adopt the latest Microsoft cloud services including OMS for greater insight into their infrastructure and Azure Automation to reach the end goal of a fully automatic service.
“The Inframon culture and skillset is a trusted and known quantity – the deep knowledge of the consultants of not only the Microsoft products but also the business and technical processes is what we receive consistently ”
– Nic Wheble Associate Director, Global Hosting Services
Its consumer facing application is Noddle + complimentary apps, Orange & Ginger. Noddle provides users free access to their credit score for life, identifying the best loans and credit card offers for their rating.
Following a successful datacentre modernisation project, Inframon delivered a Cloud Realisation Workshop for Callcredit. Callcredit could adopt Azure, which provided the scale needed to grow Noddle, thanks to the work by Inframon to standardise on Win Svr 2012 R2 for both on Prem & Azure, and System Ctr 2012 R2 for enterprise management.
“Working hand in hand with Inframon has helped us build what our cloud strategy needs to look like, what challenges we are likely to face, and what we need to be thinking about as we move forward with some of our more critical credit products. Inframon are and will continue to be our chosen go to partner to support our cloud vision.”
– Keith Blondel IT Services Director
To become more agile and competitive in fast-moving global financial markets, Standard Life is renovating its datacenters using Microsoft software. By making Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 the management centerpiece of its diverse datacenter, Standard Life can respond faster to increased demands across global markets with fewer IT staff, reduce IT costs by six figures annually, and ensure high availability of critical business systems.
“We felt that Microsoft had a stronger datacenter and cloud story than other vendors, and its offerings better fit our needs.”
Walter Hackland – Standard Life – Delivery Manager in Datacenter Services
Until recently, Sheffield Hallam, the sixth-largest university in the UK, was running its public-facing website on a single server running in the university’s own data centre. The University had already hired an agency to move the site to a new content management system (CMS) as part of a major overhaul of web presence but there was a clear and pressing need to host this on a more resilient, scalable and fault-tolerant infrastructure.
‘‘The whole process, from design to deployment, was completed in a record four days. ‘Inframon have incredible consultants. They talked us through things in a way that helped us do something we’d never considered before.’’
Dave Hewitt / Interim Service Manager