London, UK, February 6, 2013 – NTT DATA, the global IT innovator, today announced that short and long-tail reinsurance specialist, Tokio Millennium Re (TMRUK) has successfully completed the migration of its IT infrastructure to a privately hosted environment to deliver increased flexibility and a platform that would grow in line with the business needs.
To create further value for its clients by providing robust security with sophisticated quantitative expertise, TMRUK set out to redesign its entire IT infrastructure into one that was closely aligned with the company’s revised operating model. A partner with deep technical expertise was needed to support the small in-house IT team at TMRUK. Following a competitive tender, NTT DATA was awarded the contract to design and implement the hosted private infrastructure, server and network hardware as well as a telephony solution. This requirement was delivered in conjunction with NTT DATA’s sister companies NTT Communications, Dimension Data and Integralis.
Jonathan Birch, EMEA Practice Head of Infrastructure and Architecture, NTT DATA commented: “For businesses today, having an IT infrastructure that maps to your business operating model can make a marked difference to efficiency and the ability to service the demands of the organisation and its customers. Often, a blend of hosted and on-premise solutions can offer the best combination of control and scalability, as well as a manageable total cost of ownership. The private hosted infrastructure we built for TMRUK is a prime example of this.”
With both companies based in the City of London, a close working relationship and strategic planning ensured that the project ran smoothly and implementation was successfully completed ahead of the start of TMRUK’s busiest renewal period. To prevent any disruption to the business, the new environment was built and all systems tested extensively before any critical applications and data were migrated to the new, hosted infrastructure.
Steve Perkins, Senior IT Manager, Tokio Millennium Re said: “We recognised that implementing a flexible and scalable infrastructure would be key to meeting the increasing demands of the business as it grew and adapting quickly to changes in the market to retain a competitive edge. NTT DATA offered the perfect mix of technical expertise in the areas where we needed support and a depth of skills that was required to successfully execute a project of this nature.”
“It was important for us to find the right balance between retaining control and relying on experts to handle specialist areas such as data centre hosting. The TMRUK team handles day to day IT management while NTT DATA's experts provide the architectural intelligence and data hosting offering the business the high level of service it demands"
About NTT DATA
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NTT DATA combines local flexibility and agility with centrally coordinated access to global resources. NTT DATA’s long-standing customer relationships are a testament to its ability to combine the best of both worlds: the scale and resources of a globally operating group, combined with local teams possessing deep market insight and expertise. This has allowed NTT DATA to meet customer needs all over the world, consistently exceeding their expectations for quality, timeliness, and local knowledge.
About Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Ltd
Based in London, Tokio Millennium Re (UK) Ltd. (TMRUK) offers short and long tail reinsurance solutions to clients in the UK, Republic of Ireland, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America as well as specialty treaty reinsurance to clients around the world. The company shares a common product and underwriting philosophy with the other Tokio Millennium Re offices with a local focus which ensures that we are better positioned than ever to offer the brokers and clients easy access to a full range of reinsurance products.
TMRUK's entire capital has been provided by its parent company Tokio Marine & Nichido Fire Insurance Co., Ltd. The company benefit from the same Standard & Poor's rated security (AA-) and a full parental guarantee.
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