In Parts I and II of this blog series, we’ve explored how companies with strict security needs and compliance requirements have successfully moved to the public cloud with the help of VMware Service Providers, Bluelock and iland. In our final installment in this series, we’ll take a look at two Tier 3 customers and the benefits they’ve received, such as improved availability and cost savings, by making the move to the public cloud.
Financial Transaction Company Utilizes Tier 3 for Secure Stock Trades and Capital Exchanges
The first company we’ll highlight provides secure IT architecture and software for stock trades and capital exchanges for some of the largest financial institutions and investment banks across the Eastern United States.
The company used to operate three datacenters on their own, but according to the company’s CTO, “When we were running our own datacenters, it was a full time job just to evaluate and install all the required security patches…We would have had to hire ten times the number of people we have now to meet the security regulations and expectations of our Fortune 100 clients.”
In addition, a series of natural disasters that caused service interruptions for the company and its clients, as well as rising security requirements and regulations, prompted the company to look at a secure public cloud solution.
Now the company is delivering high security and availability at a reduced cost with a public cloud SaaS solution at Tier 3. With their cloud deployment they’ve had zero interruptions, despite the blizzard, hurricane, and several tropical storms that have knocked out their power this year alone.
In sum, the company’s CTO shares, “The cost to continue running our own datacenters with required security compliance and reporting would have been seven times the cost spanning a three year timeframe over what our Tier 3 cloud solution is costing.”
Legal Discovery Company Delivers Secure Services and Development Platform on Tier 3 Infrastructure
The second company we’ll discuss is a new company that produces software to support law firms and legal departments inside of large enterprises. In order to stay competitive, the company focused on delivering superior products with faster time to market and outstanding customer service. With their cloud-based infrastructure through Tier 3, this company has been able to:
- Increase the speed of development, testing, and resolving of customer issues
- Create an evaluation environment for new clients that can be spun up or down almost instantly
- Offer their solution to customers in a SaaS model
According to a senior operations analyst at the company, “Using Tier 3 provides a huge ROI in so many ways. We have numbers to prove it is three to four times less expensive than building and securing it yourself.”
We hope that this blog series has shed light on the fact that the public cloud can be secure, and many organizations today, even those with strict regulations and compliance requirements, are already taking advantage of the public cloud with the help of VMware and our ecosystem of Service Provider partners.
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