AC works with IBM on data centre migration

IT services and software company Automation Consultants (AC), today announced that it has won a bid to work with IBM on a project at Legal & General.

The project involves consolidating approximately 200 services – each comprising one or more applications into IBM’s new datacentre in Portsmouth. The project will enable both IBM and Legal & General to achieve savings in operational costs whilst maintaining service levels.

AC was selected to work with IBM on the project, due to it having successfully completed a number of prior data centre migrations, as well as having a strong relationship with IBM. AC’s role in the project will be to carry out application discovery and migration testing, to time and with no disruption to services, to ensure the successful role out of the new datacentres.

AC’s test approach will focus on the many changes to take place between Legal & General’s service infrastructure as it stands now, and the new datacentre. Each service will undergo a discovery analysis and be subject to latency testing via a phased approach, to coincide with the migration schedule. The more technically complex the service, the greater the depth of testing will be applied. AC will use its own Datacentre ‘Discovery’ and ‘Latency Analyser’ software to complete the project.

“AC recognises the importance of this project to consolidate infrastructure,” says Jeffrey Cunliffe, CEO at AC. “This is a large scale migration project that perfectly fits AC’s core skill set”.