Zurich IT Exec Discusses Modernizing with Private and Hybrid Clouds
Author:Thomas Kropp, Head of IT Infrastructure, Zurich Insurance Group
Zurich Insurance Group and CSC have been working closely since 2004 on modernizing infrastructure and applications across Zurich's global enterprise. Zurich's head of IT infrastructure, Thomas Kropp, explains how CSC is supporting Zurich through a major transformation program in this video from a recent CSC Investor Day event.
According to Kropp, the long-term relationship helped Zurich achieve major improvements in system performance and reduced unit costs for managing Zurich’s insurance operations, as the company moved to next-generation infrastructure.
CSC helped Zurich introduce a hybrid, scalable and shared IT infrastructure using CSC’s private cloud and hybrid cloud management solutions. CSC BizCloud, with the CSC Agility Platform, enables rapid deployment of a flexible and scalable Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform with built-in governance and orchestration, including support for Platform as a Service and Storage as a Service.
This next-gen infrastructure provides a single, centralized management platform for multiple cloud environments and components, which can be selected in a storefront at the touch of a button. Zurich's platform is the foundation for agile DevOps practices that increase speed and innovation in application development programs.
"From a single unified storefront, our project teams can now order services for the private cloud, including procurement and security processes within hours,” Kropp says.."CSC has long-time cloud experience and they have delivered a fully automated platform. This help us to reduce provisioning times and enabled DevOps application development."