September 01, 2011

New York-based Guardian Life Insurance Company of America will use the IDEAS Advantage service from Sydney-based Ideas International to help make decisions about remodeling its data center infrastructure.

IDEAS Advantage is a family of online information and analysis tools that use public and non-public data to help architects make decisions.

“Our Capacity Planners and Solution Architects have been able to use the Server Consolidation module in IDEAS Advantage to establish which approach best fits our organization and what savings we can expect to achieve, Richard Scott, CTO for Guardian says in a statement. “We are using IDEAS performance rankings, RPE2, to help us with server sizing and capacity planning as they allow us to compare the performance of our existing infrastructure against new servers that are now becoming available. The IDEAS data tools are also helping us to establish a cost per performance unit measurement for future server acquisitions.”

Nathan Golia is senior editor of Insurance & Technology. He joined the publication in 2010 as associate editor and covers all aspects of the nexus between insurance and information technology, including mobility, ...