Security Benefit was founded in 1892 and has a near 129-year track record of delivering successful insurance services. The Company offers life and health insurance, retirement plans, annuities, mutual funds, and related services. Security Benefit Life Insurance serves customers in the United States.
The costs associated with managing and maintaining on-premises environments is all the solution entails can run exponentially higher than a cloud computing environment. An on-premises setup requires in-house server hardware, software licenses, integration capabilities, and IT employees on hand to support and manage potential issues that may arise. This doesn’t even factor in the amount of maintenance that a company is responsible for when something breaks or doesn’t work.
The project for licensing downgrade is to drive optimization in costs and right-sizing database licensing per instance. The effort involves migrating production SQL Servers to AWS AMI based instances with same or less-costly version of the SQL Server code. A small number of non-production instances are also in scope to be migrated and moved to developer edition.
AWS fully managed database services provide continuous monitoring, self-healing storage, and automated scaling to help us focus on application development. AWS databases deliver the high availability, reliability, and security we need for business-critical, enterprise workloads. AWS Match your storage and compute needs easily, often with no downtime. Support multi-region, multi-primary replication, and provide full data oversight with multiple levels of security, including network isolation and end-to-end encryption.
To solve this business challenge, ITTStar engaged with Security Benefit on a workshop to walk them through the process we are going to follow and the perks the client will acquire on migrating their data base to the AWS cloud environment. ITTStar has previously worked on many similar migrations / rehosting and this, combined with our strong skill set around MS-SQL DBA team. Security Benefit chose ITTStar through experience, solid processes, and our strong customer service ethos.