Security Benefit was founded in 1892 and has a nearly 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 an on-premises environment is that all the solution entails and can run exponentially higher than a cloud computing environment. An on-premises setup required in-house server hardware, software licenses, integration capabilities, and IT employees on hand to support and manage potential issues that may arise. That 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 was to drive optimization in costs and right-sizing database licensing per instance. The effort involved migrating production SQL Servers to AWS AMI-based instances with the same or less costly version of the SQL Server code. A few non-production instances were also in scope to be migrated and moved to the developer edition.
AWS fully managed database services, providing continuous monitoring, self-healing storage, and automated scaling to help us focus on application development. AWS databases deliver the high availability, reliability, and security required for business-critical, enterprise workloads. AWS met our storage and compute needs easily, often with no downtime. It also supported multi-region, and multi-primary replication, and offered full data oversight with multiple security layers, including network isolation and end-to-end encryption.
Why Security Benefit chose ITTStar?
To solve this business challenge, ITTStar engaged with Security Benefit in a workshop to walk them through the process we were going to follow and the benefits the client will receive on migrating their database to the AWS cloud environment. ITTStar has worked on many similar migrations/rehosting in the past and this is combined with our strong skill set around the MS-SQL DBA team. Security Benefit chose ITTStar because of our experience, robust processes, and strong customer service ethos.
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About the Customer
Security Benefit has become a leader in the U.S. retirement industry, Through a combination of product innovation, exceptional investment management, and a unique distribution strategy.
"We use ITTStar for our SQL database support. Their expertise in SQL database tech has been excellent."
– Sharat Akula
"ITTStar has shown knowledge of AWS as well as SQL server. They helped us through a large project to move to AMI-based licensing. Prakash and Chandan on the team have been very attentive to our requests."
– Regina Vinyard
"Courteous and prompt services in all requests. Great knowledge in database related areas."