Like many ﬁnancial organizations, Safe Credit Union needed to guarantee both performance and security of its infrastructure, which can often result in overprovisioning and extra storage costs. While availability, reliability, and security are critical to any organization, many can be overprovisioned by up to 80% in processing and storage. Safe Credit Union needed a way to effectively analyze their current infrastructure and reduce costs without impacting their most valuable asset, their members.
The Human Approach:
Launch Consulting, along with a fellow partner CloudPhysics, looked at Safe Credit Union’s infrastructure, software, and storage. In an effort to maximize performance and plan for future growth, Safe Credit Union had storage and processors that were often underutilized, resulting in higher than needed hardware and licensing costs. Additionally, the automated assessment revealed critical virtualization software needed to be updated to the latest version. Launch Consulting realized that Safe Credit Union could still get their needed performance and reduce storage, hardware, and software licensing costs by moving to the Google Cloud Platform over any of the competitors.
Savings On Top of Savings
Using Google Cloud Platform, Launch Consulting helped Safe Credit Union move cold data to cloud storage, resulting in signiﬁcant savings over a purely on-premises, physical storage approach. Additionally, Launch Consulting’s infrastructure analysis revealed that server overprovisioning was leading to substantial hardware and software licensing costs that could be ameliorated by engaging in rightsizing their approach.