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Tieto helps Ilmarinen boost modernization of core system environment with DevOps

04 May 2018

Ilmarinen, a Finnish mutual pension insurance company, has a decade-long history of cooperation with Tieto. A recent common initiative has been to modernize the company’s pension system environment with DevOps and build the roadmap for further development utilizing innovation, automation and cloud environment.

Accelerated development and savings in sight

“For the second phase it took us four months to implement all the needed parts in place”, Jani Laitonen, Senior Service Architect says. “With DevOps pipeline utilizing ICP, Ilmarinen has been able to significantly speed up development cycles and cut infrastructure costs - for example, the total application release time has been cut from days to minutes”.

Ilmarinen DevOps team at Tieto: Jani Laitonen, Senior Service Architect, Jan Lindstam, Lead SW Architect, Jani Kaarlela, Senior Service Architect

A project to transform Ilmarinen’s front applications was kicked off in autumn 2016 and first applications were in production during spring 2017. The project implemented full DevOps pipeline from version control to production. Work continued with the aim to transform Ilmarinen’s pension system to a new platform, IBM Cloud Private (ICP) bridging public cloud and traditional IT environments.

The transformation journey is moving forward

”This is an important milestone to modernize our business-critical systems”, Jukka Hirvinen, Digital Officer, Ilmarinen, says. “Accelerated and enhanced renewal of our business applications using the IBM technology with expertise provided by Tieto team has established us a solid foundation to continue the transformation journey forward”.

“The project has been a great team effort in close co-operation with Ilmarinen and IBM: we have together achieved something unique and I hope we can continue with the same passion to help Ilmarinen utilize DevOps for improving their business-critical environments going forward”, Jani Kekarainen, Infra Transformation Lead and Service Delivery Manager concludes. “I want to thank especially Jani Itkonen, Chief Technical Architect at Ilmarinen, for innovativeness and determined way of working as a customer as well as our whole Tieto team for hard work and commitment during this exciting and challenging journey”.

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