Firm Sets Up the Best Insurance Against Hurricanes by Moving to Private Cloud
- Client: The Independent Insurance Agents & Brokers of Louisiana (IIABL) is a full-service professional trade association providing independent insurance agents with advocacy in government and industry, education, information resources, insurance markets, consumer relations, and agency support services, in order to maximize the business opportunities for member agencies.
- Situation: As an essential conduit to insurance agents, it was imperative that IIABL had access to its information and data at all times — no matter what. The servers that housed their data in the current office were at the mercy of weather, Internet providers and power companies — a situation that made Jeff Albright uncomfortable.
- Solution: IIABL migrated its servers and data along with the virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The onsite aging computers got a new lease on life working, effectively, as dumb terminals. Additionally, IIABL employees now had the freedom to work from anywhere in a completely Cloud based desktop environment with the certainty that they would have full access at all times — no matter what.
- Benefit: With the complete move to Private Cloud, IIABL doesn’t need to buy new equipment ever. They will always be up and running from wherever and will be able to work from wherever. The overall cost of IT actually decreased.