The migration of Arek Oy’s entire pension calculation engine to Anthos was completed in under a year—and generated positive results much sooner than that.
Moving the calculation engine to a Kubernetes cluster managed by Anthos and executing it on an Azul JVM has enabled Arek Oy to improve its services to pension providers and to the millions of pensioners who rely on accurate, fast calculations. The highly automated, cloud-based solution is integrated with pension providers’ systems across Finland—thereby enabling them to meet pensioners’ requirements more efficiently.
Importantly, running the application on a private cloud is generating significant cost savings for Arek Oy. In fact, the company’s cost per transaction is projected to drop by more than 80% as a result of utilizing the Kubernetes infrastructure on Anthos instead of the legacy mainframe. On top of all this, Arek Oy has been able to eliminate the yearly expense of expanding the mainframe system’s computing architecture. In the new cloud environment, Arek Oy can dynamically scale its computing power as needed, in real time and at minimal cost.
Together, the lower cost per transaction and the ability to scale on-demand are having a direct and positive impact on pensioners’ experiences—and the profitability of Arek Oy. Its leaders were bold and forward-thinking when they decided to move the company’s most critical application to the cloud. Their calculated risk has paid off handsomely.