Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 61 - Page 55

FEATURE : CLOUD MANAGEMENT

JM Finn lowers operational costs and reduces carbon footprint by migrating legacy data centres to Nutanix Cloud Platform

Leading UK investment management company , JM Finn , achieved tangible benefits – accelerated performance ; operational savings ; and improved efficiency – after migrating its legacy data centres to Nutanix Cloud Platform . Jon Cosson , Head of IT and CISO at JM Finn , offers insight into how this took place and the results .

bBusiness need

With a clear focus on the provision of high quality investment management services to a diverse client base , JM Finn was keen to embrace cloud computing as part of transformation plans to make the company ’ s IT more agile , cost effective and easier to manage .
Challenge
Since its inception in 1946 , JM Finn has grown steadily to boast both a multi-million-pound investment portfolio and enviable reputation for individual client-focused financial investment services recognised among the best in the world . Together with the expertise and professionalism of its staff , IT has played a key role in fostering this reputation and Jon Cosson , Head of IT and CISO at JM Finn , was keen to continue the process by taking full advantage of the latest cloud developments as part of wider business reorganisation plans .
“ Following a decision to move our HQ to new modern offices in Moorgate and relocating our data centres outside of London , it made sense to look carefully at what we could do to improve not only performance , but the scalability , availability and ease of management of our data centres . Public cloud was an option and will have a key role in the future , but for now we felt we could get the same benefits from a private cloud with
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