Global Insurance Agency: Back-office Linux Infrastructure

Business Need: Control the rising license and maintenance costs of systems infrastructure elements that are outside the realm of the client’s core business.

Solution: A global insurance carrier sought an alternative to its existing Windows-based file/print and mail infrastructure. The company required improvements to the efficiency and stability of the environment while saving money on licensing costs. The solution Sine Nomine Associates developed and implemented used Linux virtual machines under VM as the main provider for file, mail and print services, with IBM xSeries machines in each physical location as cache servers. To execute this project, Sine Nomine Associates developed supplemental code for Samba to support the client’s file system authentication and provided utilities for managing users within the NT domain.