Case Studies

Garnerin's Featured Case Studies represent a diverse scope and scale of recent successful engagements across an enterprise client base. Each reflect Garnerin's approach of engaging multiple stakeholders, determining priorities, balancing business risk with large-scale data center technology events, and a continuous focus towards improved efficiency, reduced cost and improved levels of service to critical business functions.

Case Study #1: Unlocking cost efficiencies through coordinated application and infrastructure

Client Profile: Top-20 Bank

Engaged by: CIO, Global Wealth Management

Timeframe: 2010 - 2014

Services: Strategy, Optimization, Due Diligence, Critical Program Management

Client Challenges: Large-scale data center migration program of 650 critical applications was stalled mid-program due to complex application interdependencies, exceptional resiliency criteria and potential cost overruns.

Garnerin Solution: Leveraged proven methodology with a team of strategic IT-architect leads to map dependencies, mitigate risks with impact analysis reporting and developed detailed application migration plans and procedures. In parallel, a Big Data and franchise application migration strategy was developed and implemented as a fast-track initiative.

Outcomes: On time and under original budget program execution.

Case Study #2: Augmenting data center portfolio while enhancing business

Client Profile: Top-10 Hedge Fund Firm

Engaged by: Head of Global Data Centers

Timeframe: 2011 – 2014

Services: Strategy, Data Center Decision Support and Due Diligence, Optimization

Client Challenges: Rapid data growth and surging compute demands threatened the sustainability of the client data center portfolio, leading to costly just-in-time procurement of data center resources and fragmented solutions.

Garnerin Solution: Developed a comprehensive real estate, facilities and technology plan for the data center environments incorporating the client’s high growth and specialized High Frequency Trading and Quantitative Analytics platform requirements.

Outcomes: Articulated strategy for procurement and provision of data center resources.

Case Study #3: Adding a third data center to address risk and accommodate growth

Client Profile: Top 50 Private Company

Engaged by: Global Head of Data Centers

Timeframe: 2012 – 2013

Services: Strategy, Data Center Decision Support and Due Diligence

Client Challenges: A natural disaster accelerated the need to develop a third primary data center to mitigate business risk and accommodate the next generation technology requirements for real-time financial information products.

Garnerin Solution: Garnerin provided strategy, due diligence and financial business case leadership for this $300MM decision.

Outcomes: A 7 Megawatt strategic data center build project is in progress with completion scheduled for February 2014 as a component of an overall business aligned strategy.