Torrent Technologies, Inc. Estimates 30-40% Cost Savings on Amazon Web Services
SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- 2nd Watch, Inc. has implemented a cloud solution for Torrent Technologies, Inc. saving the company an estimated 30 to 40 percent over the cost of upgrading the company's existing datacenters. With the help of 2nd Watch, Torrent is developing a disaster recovery system in Amazon Web Services™ (AWS), which will eventually include a full production site and the ability to augment existing local infrastructure through Amazon VPC.
Torrent Technologies, Inc. is a business services provider to companies within the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). The company's need for larger infrastructure arose as a result of rapidly growing demand for its flagship product, TorrentFlood®. By early 2012 the company was attracting many large clients, however, its infrastructure was not keeping pace with the demand. Torrent decided the time had arrived to utilize the platform's native flexibility to be compatible with emerging virtualization and hosted services and called upon cloud computing solutions provider 2nd Watch. To avoid escalating capital investments in physical environments, 2nd Watch recommended migrating the company's infrastructure from its existing colocation facility to Amazon Web Services.
The new platform allows Torrent Technologies to leverage a highly scalable elastic computing model to accommodate customer growth and bursts of activity during major flooding events. The company will have the ability to extend its existing physical infrastructure without adding IT staff or local resources. In addition to saving Torrent 30 to 40 percent over the cost of upgrading its datacenters, the company now has the capability to open the platform to even larger clients. Torrent Technologies is currently the only service provider in its industry utilizing the cloud to enable their client companies more flexible pricing, servicing and deployment models.
2nd Watch will also build out a Pilot Light DR datacenter on AWS to replace Torrent's current physical backup datacenter. The new DR site will provide seamless fail-over capabilities and integrate with Torrent's existing physical datacenter with scalable features from AWS, wide-ranging functionally, and usage-based pricing.
"From the beginning, Torrent's goal has always been to focus on being the best at what we do; providing fresh technology, innovative solutions, and customized services for insurance companies, lending institutions and the U.S. government. Migrating our disaster recovery site and our production environment to the Cloud simply makes sense for us. It is the next step in providing the additional scalability, security, and flexibility our customers are looking for," explains Torrent Technology VP of Technology, Blake Stout.
Stout continues, "We have made a habit of partnering with companies that are also the best at what they do, so when we started looking for a cloud solution partnering with 2nd Watch and AWS was a no-brainer. I look forward to our continued partnership with 2nd Watch and AWS so we can all focus on what we do best."
Amazon Web Services has published a case study on 2nd Watch's work with Torrent Technologies, Inc, highlighting the company's cost savings and infrastructure scalability as a result of the migration.
About 2nd Watch, Inc.
2nd Watch is a system integrator for companies who want to leverage cloud services and technologies through software solutions. 2nd Watch leverages "best in class" Infrastructure providers like Amazon Web Services and specializes in cloud adoption. 2nd Watch has developed strategy and software solutions to increase client profits and decrease IT costs. 2nd Watch is innovating on top of AWS' cloud Infrastructure to provide solutions to companies not satisfied with their current cost heavy/value poor IT environment.
Continued capital costs for hardware and increased costs for support and labor drive poor customer satisfaction. Businesses less agile with their technology infrastructure are faced with artificial barriers to business growth. 2nd Watch helps companies eliminate these barriers. We help you Evade Capacity and Empower Demand.
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About Torrent Technologies, Inc.
Torrent Technologies specializes in providing business services to Write Your Own (WYO) companies within the National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP). Torrent was one of the first companies in a number of years to achieve the NFIP certification as approved by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Combining extensive experience, flexible service options and contemporary technology, Torrent supports customers with the easiest-to-use, most compliance-oriented administration capabilities in the industry. For more information, please visit the Company's website at www.torrentcorp.com.
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