When an aging mainframe couldn't keep up with high transaction volumes and continued growth, a simple "lift and shift" upgrade strategy wouldn't do. Sungard Availability Services (Sungard AS) provided a realistic roadmap to the near and far future as well as the migration and hosting services to help Global Atlantic get there without disruption and ahead of schedule.

  • Mainframe hosting, data center and management services
  • Mainframe migration services, moving from IBM Z10 Model 2098-K02 to IBM Z14 Model 3907-ZR1 c02
  • 24/7/365 disaster recovery site and services
  • Managed Recovery Program
  • Mainframe transition with no downtime or business impact
  • Migration completed before target date
  • Increased data center security and resiliency
  • Improved application responsiveness and uptime
  • Batch processing speed increased by 70 percent
  • Near-real-time Recovery Point Objective
  • Recovery Time Objective five times faster

About the Company

Global Atlantic Financial Group, through its subsidiaries, offers a broad range of retirement, life insurance and reinsurance products. Founded by Goldman Sachs in 2004 and separated as an independent entity in 2013, the company combines its heritage with leading investment and risk management to help customers address their financial challenges with confidence.

It was a colossal migration effort, involving a lot of moving parts that required support from a wide range of resources. Timing and sequence would determine our success or failure. We completed these tremendously difficult activities on time or ahead of schedule, and we did it without causing any disruptions or downtime for the business.

Assistant Vice President and Senior Solutions Architect, Global Atlantic