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News: HP Helps Desjardins General Insurance Group Reduce Costs, Risk by Migrating Off Mainframe Technology


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Canada-based insurance company covered for future growth with HP Converged Infrastructure

PALO ALTO, Calif., July 20, 2011

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HP today announced that Desjardins General Insurance Group (DGIG) has achieved greater performance and flexibility while lowering operating costs by migrating from its mainframe environment to an HP Converged Infrastructure.

DGIG, a leading property and casualty insurer in Canada, needed to modernize its infrastructure to increase agility and accelerate growth. In collaboration with HP, DGIG successfully completed a large-scale migration of its mainframe environment to a converged infrastructure powered by HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers. The HP solution enables DGIG to process more than 1 million online customer transactions per day, in less than three seconds per transaction.

"Our HP Converged Infrastructure has enabled us to reduce annual operating costs, while cutting processing time and speeding online transactions to enhance customer service," said Eric Lemieux, senior vice president, Technology, Desjardins General Insurance Group. "By modernizing our infrastructure with HP ProLiant and HP Integrity servers, we've future-proofed our data center with the technology needed to attract top IT talent, and the flexibility required to meet changing business demands."

To increase flexibility and speed processing time, DGIG relies on HP ProLiant DL785 and HP ProLiant BL2805 G6 servers, which provide balanced scaling and mission-critical resiliency, as well as superior performance and energy efficiency. Additionally, HP Integrity servers running the HP-UX operating environment help DGIG to maximize security, availability and reliability of mission-critical data and applications.

"DGIG needed to increase agility while eliminating the high operating costs and business risks associated with running its critical underwriting and customer service systems on aging mainframe technology," said Dave Frederickson, vice president, Enterprise Servers, Storage and Networking, HP Canada. "HP delivered a scalable, high-performance infrastructure with the efficiency DGIG needed to shed unnecessary costs along with the enterprise agility it required to rapidly respond to changing market demands."

HP Converged Infrastructure is a core component of an Instant-On Enterprise. In a world of continuous connectivity, the Instant-On Enterprise embeds technology in everything it does to serve customers, employees, partners and citizens with whatever they need, instantly.

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