Case Study: Safe Credit Union

About Safe Credit Union

Safe Credit Union has served its members with integrity, quality service, innovative products, and progressive technology since 1940. They make their more than 220,000 members’ financial well-being their top priority by providing exceptional experiences, the best solutions, and professional experts to help members enjoy life.

Assessing Infrastructure and Cloud Solutions

Launch Consulting and Google Cloud help reduce overhead.

Automated cloud and infrastructure analysis reveals how rightsizing and moving to the cloud can both save and still deliver the needed performance.

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.

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With Launch Consulting’s help, we’ve been able to both analyze our current infrastructure, identify some of our vulnerabilities, and potentially save on our cloud strategy by adopting Google Cloud.

Executive Management Team | Safe Credit Union

Project Requirements

• Reduce infrastructure costs without impacting performance
• Better and more cost-effective storage policies and platforms
• Flexible computing power to handle ever-changing demands

Launch’s Solution

Launch Consulting used their expertise in cloud technologies to deliver an automated infrastructure analysis that allows organizations like Safe Credit Union to see how they can be saving on infrastructure without sacrificing performance or security.

Project Results

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We found up to $112K per year of revealed and potential savings through rightsizing strategies of VMS and storage.

Determined GCP solutions to be the most cost-effective public cloud plastform provider for Safe Credit Union.

Engaging in Proof-of-Concept to Adopt Google Cloud.

Real-Life Outcomes

Launch Consulting’s automated cloud analysis helped Safe Credit Union re-evaluate their infrastructure approach. They’ve started a conservative move to the cloud with proofs-of-concept on cloud adoption for both provisioning and cold data storage to evaluate the promised performance, savings, and security of Google Cloud Platform. However, they anticipate being able to significantly save on their infrastructure by using Google Cloud, and fulfill the promise to their members of keeping their financial well-being and security in mind.

About Safe Credit Union:

Safe Credit Union has served its members with integrity, quality service, innovative products, and progressive technology since 1940. They make their more than 220,000 members’ financial well-being their top priority by providing exceptional experiences, the best solutions, and professional experts to help members enjoy life.

About Launch Consulting:

Launch Consulting is a leading North American technology consulting and multi-platform design firm that blends its business and industry insight to deliver unmatched results through a devoted, highly skilled and solution-oriented team. Our expertise related to creative design, user experience, and technical knowledge solves our clients’ most complex business problems, including offering business and cloud services to enterprise customers.

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