(“Ditech”) is a well-known home lender. Headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, the company provides residential mortgage products through a team of home loan specialists who are easily accessible by phone, online, and in-person. The company’s Correspondent Lending division has a legacy of building successful business solutions and partners with financial institutions nationwide, providing capital market expertise and financial stability.
Ditech’s Cloud Story
Ditech wanted to modernize their IT infrastructure to increase agility and make new products and features to their website and applications, while also reducing costs by migrating their business applications and Citrix remote desktop environments to the AWS Cloud. First, Ditech leveraged REAN Cloud’s Business Consulting Services to create a complete application rationalization assessment and cloud migration strategy along with a proposed implementation plan and timeline. In the report, REAN created a business case analysis, security risk matrix, and total cost of ownership and ROI calculations to provide an in-depth look how to move successfully on the cloud and realize opportunities for significant costs savings.
Why Ditech Chose REAN and AWS
While Ditech chose using Amazon Web Services as their cloud infrastructure provider based on costs, security, agility, and comprehensive IT platform, Ditech selected REAN Cloud’s Technical Implementation Services for a professional services partnership. REAN Cloud was chosen as the trusted AWS partner for Cloud Consulting Services after a stringent RFP evaluation process, due to REAN’s proven expertise in migrating and securing cloud workloads and their relentless approach and passion to client success.
Ditech’s Cloud Program
REAN Cloud has been on-site, working hand-to-hand with Ditech’s cloud engineering team. The on-going partnership included creating a hybrid cloud infrastructure, a best-in-class security architecture and also federating identity management with Active Directory integration. Ben Hill, CTO of Ditech, states, “Their cloud architects construct best in class infrastructure and security designs and can align them to industry standard compliance frameworks. REAN’s engineers do an excellent job of bringing those designs to life, and they interact well with our team.” Furthermore, REAN helped Ditech migrate a Citrix remote desktop environment with over 250 virtual machines serving over 1,800 Ditech employees. The Citrix project included moving SQL database servers, storefront servers, Netscaler appliances, a XenDesktop delivery controller, and creating master and cloned images of XenApp servers, client access license and domain controllers. The effort also included hardening the server Amazon Machine Images with anti-virus, updates and patches, enforced group policies, and Citrix profiles.
Ben Hill discusses how REAN has been a value-added partner with their cloud program, “We are thrilled to partner with REAN Cloud to integrate AWS into our corporate infrastructure. They have been a good partner to us – working with us to meet our business needs and adapting to the ever-changing business environment. Our partnership with REAN allows us to focus on building business value on top of the agile infrastructure they are creating for us.”
If you are considering how to move business applications on to the cloud, please contact REAN Cloud at email@example.com or visit REAN at www.reancloud.com to learn how REAN can help you make a successful transition on to the cloud while increasing your security and IT management posture and reducing overall total cost.