Success Story: United Tranzactions Uses itopia to Simplify EUC Environment on Google Cloud

Intro

United Tranzactions (UTA) is the largest independent check guarantee company in the US. The company securely guarantees billions of dollars in transactions every year and delivers a mission critical service to its client’s who are located throughout the US. Through its proprietary online rapid response check guarantee platform, UTA has been able to achieve a number one market share in every vertical industry in which it operates, including the automotive, furniture, building materials, heavy equipment and distribution industries. The company is headquartered in Miramar, Florida.

Challenge

Hurricane Irma in late 2017 was one of the most destructive storms to hit South Florida in more than a decade. While UTA was not directly impacted, it served as a catalyst to management to develop a more strategic business continuity plan for the next storm and other natural disasters. Before Irma, UTA had an on-premises VMware Horizon VDI environment in place, but found that it was too complex to manage and extremely expensive. Besides, the on-premises environment—which was approaching end of life—was also vulnerable to natural disaster.

Use Case

Conclusion

Since migrating to Google Cloud with itopia, administering the Windows-based remote virtual desktop environment is much easier and quicker than with previous solutions. Network performance on Google Cloud is about twice as fast as AWS, boosting the end user experience, productivity and overall application availability. By leveraging the features of itopia like auto-scaling and automated GCP snapshots, UTA has been able to optimize its disaster recovery and business continuity strategy. Enterprise workload migration and management with itopia has enabled the IT team to eliminate time-consuming manual tasks and focus on more strategic initiatives to improve and grow the business further. Managing security is much simpler through itopia’s granular and centralized GPO and user application access controls. Application updates and patches now take much less time to implement, and VM images can be managed easily with itopia’s custom image management capability.

Most of all, and according to Jonathan Adderley, Director of IT Operations at UTA,

We’ve been able to reduce cloud costs dramatically with itopia + GCP, and create a more resilient business by ensuring that employees have secure access to their desktops, apps, and data from remote locations during even the worst of storms.

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