Amazon AWS: Old Mutual announces closure of data centers and migrates to AWS

Jun 22, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Old Mutual Limited has announced that it has closed all of its on-premise data centers and moved its entire IT infrastructure to AWS. The company shared that through this move, it has been able to reduce downtime by 50 per cent. 

According to Old Mutual, which has been a customer of AWS since 2014, the migration saw the company move over 2,000 servers, 215 applications, 1,786 databases, and 500 websites to AWS.

Speaking about this, May Govender, acting chief information officer for Old Mutual Limited, said that daily server outages, disconnected financial products, and ballooning on-premises costs are all challenges it's leaving behind through this move. 

Govender: "Our AWS digital infrastructure has become the backbone of reliable service—a launchpad for future growth. AWS is helping us imagine new possibilities at every level, providing us with a suite of innovative services like generative AI that will spur new customer experiences that can differentiate Old Mutual in the future."

Meanwhile, Chris Erasmus, country manager at AWS, commented: "The completion of Old Mutual's all-in migration to AWS represents the next chapter of their digital transformation, and we're excited to help them harness their momentum in the cloud to unlock new innovations."

Adding: "Old Mutual is using our leading infrastructure to increase performance, reduce processing times, streamline operations, simplify customer experiences, and reduce costs. AWS will continue to collaborate with Old Mutual as they deliver the next generation of financial products."