CGI Chosen to Consolidate John Hancock Financial Services’ Data Centers

CGI recently announced the signing of a $142 million, seven year agreement with John Hancock Financial Services. CGI is a leading provider of IT services, and this agreement will see CGI provide IT infrastructure services to its long standing client John Hancock Financial Services. John Hancock Financial Services is a wholly owned unit of the ManuLife Financial Corporation; a Canada based financial services organization with

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operations in the United States, Asia, and Canada. CGI will be responsible for the consolidation of five of John Hancock’s data centers located in the US North East to two green, cost effective data centers. CGI will also provide Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) platform through which all the day to day operations will be delivered through the cloud. The core systems and other business processes of John Hancock Financial Services’ clients and business partners will also be delivered through the cloud. “CGI”s team listened closely and crafted a solution that was carefully tailored to our specific needs,” said Allan Hackney, SVP and Chief Information Officer, John Hancock Financial Services. “Their innovative private cloud solution will provide significant efficiency improvements for our application teams. Additionally, the low-risk service transition plan was a clear differentiator for us.” “For an industry leading Insurance provider like John Hancock protecting the privacy and personal data of its millions of clients is paramount, said Doug McCuaig, President, Canada. “CGI”s IaaS Cloud services provide John Hancock access to scalable computing power as needed, while providing the peace of mind that client information and its core applications are being run in a highly secure, robust and flexible environment.” “Our prior experience with CGI gave us comfort that they would deliver on their commitments”, added Hackney. Data Center Talk updates its resources everyday. Visit us to know of the latest technology and standards from the data center world. Please leave your views and comments on DCT Forum

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