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Migdal's High-Availability Infrastructure for Exceptional User Experience

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Technology Category
  • Application Infrastructure & Middleware - Database Management & Storage
  • Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) - Cloud Storage Services
Applicable Industries
  • Cement
  • Construction & Infrastructure
Use Cases
  • Construction Management
  • Infrastructure Inspection
About The Customer
Migdal is a leading Israeli finance group, trusted by more than 2.4 million private and corporate customers to provide long-term financial security and a more prosperous future. Founded in 1934, Migdal offers a range of services including insurance, pensions, savings funds, and investments. The company is committed to providing fast, uninterrupted access to its core applications to help customers monitor and manage their insurance and investment plans. With the rise of online touchpoints and data volumes, Migdal was under pressure to improve its storage and backup environment to mitigate the risk of downtime and ensure a first-class user experience.
The Challenge
Migdal, a leading Israeli finance group, was facing the challenge of supporting thousands of users accessing their most critical business environment while providing microsecond-level response times. With over 2.4 million private and corporate customers, Migdal offers insurance, pensions, savings funds, and investments. The company was experiencing pressure on its storage and backup environment due to increasing online touchpoints and data volumes. The risk of downtime and the need for a first-class user experience led Migdal to seek improvements in infrastructure performance, scalability, and manageability. The company aimed to find a solution that would minimize application response times and ensure rapid recovery in case of a disaster.
The Solution
Migdal partnered with Hitachi Vantara to support their infrastructure modernization program. They selected Hitachi Virtual Storage Platform (VSP) 5500 all-flash systems, with VSP G700 and VSP G370 to underpin its open systems environment. Migdal used Hitachi Global-Active Device to migrate data, completing the upgrade without disruption to day-to-day operations. To optimize system availability, Migdal enabled an active-active architecture between data centers 150 kilometers apart using Global-Active Device. The company also used Hitachi Universal Replicator for asynchronous replication to transfer less-critical workloads between sites. For end-to-end management and monitoring of the storage environment, Migdal deployed Hitachi Ops Center Administrator and Hitachi Ops Center Analyzer. To streamline backup and recovery processes, the company added Hitachi Data Protection Suite, powered by Commvault.
Operational Impact
  • With the implementation of the Hitachi infrastructure, Migdal has significantly strengthened its business continuity. Users now enjoy nonstop access to key online systems, and the company measures application response times in microseconds. Migdal has robust protection against downtime, with the ability to recover rapidly even in extreme scenarios. The flexible scalability of the Hitachi VSP 5500 arrays has proved invaluable to Migdal for managing fast-growing data volumes cost-efficiently and without complexity. The company has also simplified the monitoring of the entire storage landscape and boosted resilience with an active-active architecture between sites 150 kilometers apart.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Microsecond-level response times for applications
  • Nonstop access to key online systems, even in extreme scenarios
  • Cost-efficient management of growing data volumes with flexible scalability

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