Redstone announces the successful migration of mission-critical servers for leading insurance company Towergate to the Redstone cloud platform. As the servers were used customer-facing websites and e-commerce systems, disruption was not an option.
Redstone has worked hand-in-hand with Towergate to successfully migrate the e-trading platforms on an aggressive timescale with minimal disruption. Historically Towergate owned the IT infrastructure that supported its customer-facing systems, with Redstone managing them 24/7 for the last four years. When the company decided to move to a cloud delivery method for its infrastructure, it turned once again to Redstone.
Towergate no longer needs to worry about equipment refreshes, building in excess capacity for resilience or coping with escalating energy costs; Redstone provides scalable infrastructure with the inherent resiliency that comes with delivery across multiple data centres.
The cloud solution has allowed Towergate to reduce operating costs and ensure the continued high availability of the services on which its customers rely. It is managed 24/7 by Redstone, supported by both on- and off-shore network operations centres.
“This was a high profile project for the Towergate IT team,” said Richard Redman, head of IT infrastructure and operations at Towergate. ““Providing insurance services, our customers rely on us to be there when something goes wrong,” added Redman. “I am safe in the knowledge that we have a resilient solution managed by Redstone to ensure we remain online 24/7.
"Redstone delivered an exemplary service and helped us transition to a cloud environment without any disruption to our clients. We now have a cost-effective platform to support our customers for years to come.”
“This is a testament to the Redstone team and their ability to work with clients on projects of this scale and complexity,” said Fraser Fisher, managing director, Redstone Group Operations. “Many companies can claim to offer cloud services, but Redstone backs this up with the essential technical expertise to help organisations transition smoothly to the cloud.”
Redstone is a leading provider of network based end to end managed services, technology and infrastructure solutions.
With over 600 employees and offices throughout the UK, Redstone has extensive experience in delivering shared, network, data centre and end point services.
With unrivalled innovation and expertise in delivering IT solutions, Redstone is the trusted partner of choice for some of the most prestigious organisations across the UK.
Redstone customers are offered a unique combination of the stability and know-how of a large business, with a small business approach to customer care and attention.
Towergate is Europe’s largest independently owned insurance intermediary established in 1997. It is an entrepreneurial company, which provides both personal and commercial insurance in niche markets ranging from cherished cars to doctor surgeries.
With over 5,000 committed staff based across more than 120 UK offices, Towergate is well positioned to provide a strong local presence in virtually every corner of the UK. This gives both businesses and individual customers access to a local Towergate office offering real product knowledge and expertise, along with a personal approach to service that can be thoroughly trusted.