Financial Services Company Launches Cloud Based Disaster Recovery Solution with Unitas Global

Financial Services Company Launches Cloud Based Disaster Recovery Solution with Unitas Global

The company, based in Manhattan, desired a comprehensive and cost-efficient disaster recovery trading platform with minimal latency and immense computational resources. The public cloud’s lack of security and reliability rendered it ineffective, so a private cloud solution seemed to be the obvious choice. The company also expressed minimal latency as a critical requirement.



Overview

Currently, there is a multi tiered set of problems facing the financial industry’s IT departments. Robust security remains a staple concern of the finance
industry and their solution providers. Designing an ironclad IT infrastructure allows finance groups to focus on their business without paranoia constantly
looming over them. Private networks serve as the backbone to in-depth security. Custom security solutions built on entirely private infrastructures
provide the necessary layered approach. Once threats are contained, the core financial business functions can occur, functions that require immense
computational resources with minimal latency.

A comprehensive Disaster Recovery strategy must then ensure the reliability of those necessary components.

Quandry

The company, based in Manhattan, desired a comprehensive and cost-efficient disaster recovery trading platform with minimal latency and immense
computational resources. The public cloud’s lack of security and reliability rendered it ineffective, so a private cloud solution seemed to be the obvious
choice. The company also expressed minimal latency as a critical requirement. On top of that, the organization did not want to staff outside of their
headquarters, thus deciding to outsource the project.

Solution

Unitas Global evaluated the financial services firm’s disaster recovery requirements and suggested a comparable private cloud solution would consist of a compute heavy (10,000 cores of CPU) private cloud based in New Jersey, 100 miles from Manhattan and strategically located outside of the flood zone. This placement kept latency at 1 millisecond from the primary. Private dark fiber would be laid from the Manhattan headquarters to the disaster recovery site, by the Unitas team.

The private network would be properly secured (layered defense approach), but also extremely user friendly.Unitas Global’s unified management platform, MISSIONCONTROL made the environment as easy to manage as a pay-per-use cloud service provider.

Consequences

The proposed private cloud solution has delivered on both its minimized latency and robust computing promises, but also in regards to overall costs. After an internal ROI analysis, the financial services firm’s Director of Technology found after the completed build out and with the infrastructure up and running, the company saved 20% by not completing the daunting task themselves.

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Unitas Global is the leading Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, specializing in Enterprise Private Cloud (EPC), Datacenter Operations & Management, and IT Outsourcing solutions that are delivered as fully managed services. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Unitas has 3 Support Operations Centers in Los Angeles, Brussels and Hong Kong along with sales offices in key markets around the world. Unitas is currently deployed in over 100 data centers worldwide and available in 40+ markets.