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Financial Cooperative

A safety net for the credit union.

Problem

To allocate and test on this financial cooperative’s previous DR infrastructure was complex and time consuming.

Goal

They wanted to replace and accelerate their DR functionality and testing with an environment on VMware Cloud on AWS.

Solution

We completed a VMware Cloud on AWS Quick Start to enable VMware Cloud for the business quickly.

About the Business

This not-for-profit financial cooperative offers consumer and business banking and lending services; auto, home, liability and other property and casualty insurance; and real estate and relocation services. The company has been chosen as the credit union for more than 700 companies and organizations and serves more than 800,000 members and their families in all 50 US states.

The Business Challenge

The credit union wanted to replace and accelerate its disaster recovery (DR) functionality and testing with a (DR) environment on VMware Cloud on AWS. To allocate and test on the company’s previous DR infrastructure was complex and time consuming. VMware Cloud would rapidly allow the company to expand into cloud and initiate testing quickly and easily when needed, not just during DR test events.

However, the company lacked the technical expertise and bandwidth to tackle the project internally and needed a partner with deep experience in VMware on AWS.

The Solution

The financial organization partnered with 2nd Watch to complete a VMware Cloud on AWS Quick Start to enable VMware Cloud for its business quickly. 2nd Watch assessed and designed the VMware Cloud environment, reviewing VPN and workload requirements as well as the on-premises VMware Configuration. 2nd Watch deployed foundational architecture and migrated the selected workloads to VMware Cloud on AWS, testing the core infrastructure and workload. 2nd Watch is also providing project management and consulting support during the VMware Cloud trial period.

The Business Benefits

The credit union now has accelerated and simple disaster recovery in the cloud and can perform testing quickly and easily when needed.