At ABN AMRO, IBM Global Business Services are managing the IT infrastructure that supports the Bank's operations globally. Part of this agreement includes the implementation of a private IBM Bluemix Cloud alongside further standardisation and simplification of the IT landscape.
Through continued optimisation and a cloud infrastructure migration, the Bank aims to improve service quality, drive greater operational efficiencies and provide new and innovative products that meet the changing digital needs of its global customer base. This is what makes it one of our premier cloud migration examples.
Other Cloud Migration benefits for IBM included increased security, cutting costs, and improving remote collaboration.
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IBM faced a huge challenge when confronted with the goal of migrating 1,100 ABN Amro applications to the IBM Bluemix Cloud.
The Cloud Migration Process had to be delivered in waves, with minimal disruption to the Business and absolutely no unplanned service outages. IBM knew that traditional methods of runbook construction and execution wouldn't cut it in this context.
Based on previous success with other Clients, IBM elected ICEFLO and our cloud migration products as their chosen cutover solution.
A Cloud Migration of this scale had rarely been attempted at the start of this programme. And, as with any business, IBM’s Cloud Migration methods needed to include unique approaches to address issues specific to their existing data structure and operations. Their data centre migration challenges included the following:
IBM Global Business Services and ABN AMRO decided to partner with Agenor Technology and use their ICEFLO cloud migration platform, based on its track record at other global banks.
ICEFLO’s Cloud Migration solution was trusted to replace "managed chaos" with a sense of calm orderly progression on large-scale complex cutover activities.
[Note: There are many types of Cloud Migration Models to address virtually any business challenge, not only for basic server migrations to the cloud). Migrating to an application in the cloud managed by SaaS, moving legacy apps to the cloud, cloud to cloud migration (replatforming), and public cloud migration are a few more examples to think about.]
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