illion’s product and services portfolio is founded on its data assets and analytics capabilities, which in turn rely on illion’s IT infrastructure and software applications. illion had been operating from its own data centre facilities in Melbourne but had identified a number of technical limitations and operational risks that could be resolved by migrating to a managed cloud environment.
After a stringent review process, illion selected Interactive’s Private Cloud and Managed Services as their platform and service provider of choice. Migration of illion’s data and related services to Interactive’s Private Cloud platform was completed in three tranches, supported by a remote DR site.
Interactive’s Private Cloud platform has enabled illion to scale quickly to meet the growth in market demand for its data and analytics services. Rather than worrying about the operational aspects of the data centre and investing in new hardware and DR capabilities, illion can now focus on enhancements to its existing services and developing new products.
Interactive also meets the strict regulatory compliance and security certifications required by illion’s customers in the financial services industry and works collaboratively with illion to develop strategies for the next horizon of illion’s growth and additional deployment of cloud-based services.
illion initially migrated over several hundred VMs and 500TB of data to Interactive’s Private Cloud. The company has significantly increased the number of VMs and more than doubled the amount of storage, with the platform expanding effortlessly to meet business demand. The migration was seamless, with minimal disruption to business operations and no impact on customer services.
"The migration was quite seamless and was completed with very minimal disruption and no material impact on our customers"
As illion’s cloud services and hardware maintenance provider, Interactive operates as a strategic partner with representation on illion’s steering committees and architecture review board. The two organisations work closely together on future planning and IT strategy.
In the past 12 months, illion has seen significant growth in market demand for its services. This is a result of much tighter regulation of the financial services and insurance industry in the wake of the Hayne Royal Commission, the introduction of the open banking regime, the rise of fintechs such as Afterpay and Kyckr, and the digital transformation that’s currently taking place in the banking sector. More growth is expected in the coming months and the Interactive Private Cloud solution scales seamlessly to support illion as it develops.
The reliability, scalability and security of Interactive’s Private Cloud platform has given illion peace of mind with regards to business operations. The stability of the cloud platform and the support provided for illion’s in-house data centre infrastructure positions the company perfectly for continued growth and further innovation.