illion: Gaining flexibility, reliability and security through a seamless migration
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illion: Gaining flexibility, reliability and security through a seamless migration

Through a successful migration to Interactive’s Private Cloud platform, illion has been able to scale quickly to meet the growth in market demand for its data and analytics services.
Published on
May 25, 2021

Customer overview


illion has over 130 years of data history and experience.

They are the leading independent provider of trusted data and analytics products and services in Australasia, with the company’s consumer and commercial credit registries forming an important element of Australia and New Zealand’s financial ecosystem.


Key benefits

  • Reliable and scalable cloud platform for rapid business growth
  • Dynamic data centre solution, meeting geographic redundancy
  • Exceeding regulatory compliance and cyber security best practice
  • Extending the lifecycle of infrastructure with hardware backup support


Business challenge

A need for migration but a fear of disruption

Illion’s data and software enabled services encompass their customers entire value chain, all the way from finding and underwriting through to customer portfolio management and optimisation.

Their product portfolio is founded on its data assets and analytics capabilities, which in turn rely on illion’s IT infrastructure and software applications. As a core component of the business, the IT infrastructure and software application must be always performing optimally.

illion had been operating from its own data centre facilities in Melbourne for many years. With the increase of growth the company had experienced, it had identified several technical limitations and operational risks with this traditional setup. However, these obstacles could be resolved by migrating to a managed cloud environment.

Migration can be complicated and disruptive to daily operations. This was a primary concern for illion as they supply data to major financial organisations and high-profile companies. In addition, they required a partner that met all security and compliance regulations set out by organisations like the Australian Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).


A migration strategy offering growth and security

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 disaster recovery site.

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.

Customer insight The migration was seamless, with minimal disruption to business operations and no impact on customer services.
- Jesse Dumoff, CIO at illion

Interactive also meets the strict regulatory compliance and security certifications required by illion’s customers in the financial services industry. This allows illlon to focus on what matters most to them – the data and growth of the company – while Interactive maintains, optimises and manages of their platform.


Flexibility, reliability and scalibility

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.

Since the migration, illion has seen significant growth in market demand for its services. A result of much tighter regulation of the financial services and insurance industry, the introduction of the open banking regime, the rise of fintechs such as Afterpay and Kyckr and the digital transformation of the banking sector illion has become a staple within the sector. Interactive’s private cloud solution scales and supports illion with this increased volume of business seamlessly.

As more growth is expected the Interactive Private Cloud solution can be optimised to best 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.

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