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Case Study: Solera

Automating automotive insurance claims

Solera deployed Cisco ACI and leveraged the ACI ecosystem partners to solve for the challenges of our digital lifestyle: greater transparency and efficiency, and more extensive connectivity requirements.

Summary

Challenges

  • Evolve from a classical software and data supplier to an application service provider (ASP)
  • Boost infrastructure to support growing number of virtual workloads and logical containers
  • Redesign infrastructure for improved speed

Solutions

  • Software-defined, policy driven automation using Cisco ACI technology
  • ACI running in 2 data centers with a stretched fabric setup
  • Cisco ACI ecosystem automation partners: Puppet, Ansible, OpenStack and RedHat
  • Cisco ACI ecosystem loadbalancer partner: F5
  • Cisco ACI ecosystem firewall partner: Fortinet

Results

  • Improved bandwidth and reduced fabric latency
  • Reduced time travelling through vast network of firewalls and routing equipement
  • Decreased application container deployment time from weeks to hours
  • Minimized latency between applications and database servers

What they're saying

"We can run ultra-low latency between application and database servers although they run in completely different subnets (DBs), and at the same time having everything secured as required. The same applies to our backup-systems as well."

Beat Eichenberger, Head Network Engineer, Solera

Who is Solera?

Industry: Software, Automotive, Home Ownership and Digital Identity Management
Location: HQ Westlake, Texas
Company Size: 5500 employees

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