In today’s world, it’s possible for CIOs or CEOs to make a major decision regarding migrating their data center to cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS).
Yet the digital transformation can start by simple migration, like in the case of Bhinneka Life Indonesia.
About Bhinneka Life Indonesia
Bhinneka Life Indonesia (BLI) is a life insurance company established in 2016. BLI has protected more than 80.000 policyholder. As of December 2019, BLI managed the assets of the company valued at IDR 1,94 trillion. In addition, BLI is supported by more than 10.000 professional salespeople and 479 employees with 155 marketing offices spread across regions in Indonesia.
Begin The Journey Toward Data Center Transformation
BLI was using collocation facilities owned by a telco company for their data center and servers to host its business application and database. However, when its business started to grow rapidly, BLI found that this setup was not scalable. It had also met difficulties when it needed to develop a new platform for its growing business demands.
For these reasons, BLI was looking to migrate to cloud technology to gain more agile and scalable platform. ViBiCloud, as Cloud Solution Provider in Indonesia, proposed a two-phase solution. In phase one, BLI migrated its setup to a cloud platform based on Microsoft Azure Stack Hub and Azure Public Cloud.
When BLI had settled on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), ViBiCloud started the second phase, which was infrastructure modernization, using container based services (Azure Kubernetes Services) build on Microsoft Azure. Moreover, ViBiCloud also utilize additional tools such as Azure Apps Insight, and security tools such as Azure Log Analytics and Azure Sentinel.
An Innovation as a Key to Transformation
Cloud enables innovators to leverage skills available throughout their ecosystems to develop new operating capabilities that shift industry economics in their favor. BLI has utilized the innovative features from Microsoft Azure, such as Azure DevOps, Azure Monitor, Azure Cosmos DB, and Azure Network Watcher.
Increasing The Speed to Market
BLI has been using Azure Kubernetes Service on Azure Public Cloud and the Vanilla Kubernetes on Microsoft Azure Stack VM for their microservices architecture. This setup has been able to accelerate innovation and business development, without the need or dependence from hardware procurement and capital expense that needs planning and long delivery time. By taking advantage of the agility of the cloud platform, BLI has been able to innovate by opening a new business line.