The Bank’s Data Center Strategy journey started in 2009 when was concluded that the Bank’s data centers in Netherlands and Belgium were out of date, not fit for purpose and fragmented. They were more prone to failure and more expensive operationally compared to her peers.
The objectives and ambitions of the program were:
- Design and construct a “state of the art” data center.
- Simplify and consolidate the technological landscape.
- Improve stability and business continuity through virtualized technologies.
The program’s was organized into three streams:
Stream 1: data center build and fit-out
Stream 2: development of the virtualized service environment and private cloud
Stream 3: Application migration/decommissioning and data center decommissioning
Raymond The was responsible for Stream 3 and completed in 2017; reduced the number of data centers from 14 to 2 and migrated > 1500 enterprise business applications.