Aon eSolutions Drives Global Growth With the Oracle Database Appliance
Technology Consultancy Reduced Its Database Capital Expenditures by
80 Percent and Its Data Center Footprint by 70 Percent; System
Deployed in a Single Day
REDWOOD SHORES, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 04/04/13 -- Oracle (NASDAQ:
-- Oracle today announced that technology provider Aon eSolutions is
using the Oracle Database Appliance, a key component of Oracle
Engineered Systems, to provide a cost-effective, high-availability
platform required to support its international expansion.
-- The technology solutions division of Aon plc, Aon eSolutions provides
innovative risk management and insurance products, services and
solutions to support clients in 22 countries. Aon eSolutions' risk
management, claims administration, auditing and safety management
systems are delivered on its RIScloud, a client-facing transaction
solution which hosts more than six billion transactions for 230,000
-- With the addition of new cloud-based risk management offerings, Aon
eSolutions needed to extend its data infrastructure to support a large
volume of transactions to hundreds of thousands of users, while
maintaining high availability and performance. Additionally, Aon
wanted to expand its infrastructure into Europe and Asia, which
required it to physically host its data in Europe to comply the
European Union's strict data privacy laws.
-- By leveraging Oracle Database Appliance, Aon seamlessly replicated the
Oracle Real Application Clusters-based infrastructure it was currently
operating in the United States to run its Risk Console application
suite that handles risk management administration, data consolidation,
risk analysis and business intelligence capabilities.
-- Aon eSolutions selected Oracle after evaluating numerous hardware and
software options, determining the Oracle Database Appliance could
deliver the performance, reliability and security of its current
architecture, but at one-fifth of the cost.
-- As the Oracle Database Appliance is a complete, integrated solution,
it took just one day to get the system up and running, as opposed to
the weeks it could have taken to
deploy a traditional hardware and
-- The simple, easy-to-manage Oracle Database Appliance also allows Aon
eSolutions to save time and resources on maintenance. The company
predicts it spends one-third less on patching and maintaining its
infrastructure environment without adding headcount.
-- With the Oracle Database Appliance, Aon eSolutions was also able to
reduce data center space significantly, scaling its existing footprint
down by an estimated 70 percent, while also minimizing power
-- Aon eSolutions deployed eight Oracle Database Appliances in its
European data center this year and will utilize the offerings unique
"capacity on-demand" licensing model to easily scale as it adds new
users and applications. Following, the company plans to expand the
Oracle Database Appliance to support its Asia operations.
-- "Our company retains our market leadership through our commitment to
delivering superior technologies and services that meet our clients'
risk and insurance needs, wherever they might be in the world," said
Scott Wilson, Vice President Hosting & Technology Operations, Aon
eSolutions. "The Oracle Database Appliance plays a critical role in
our scalability and efficiency, allowing us to easily create new
solutions and practices globally, at a lower total cost of ownership."
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