The Colombian Armed Forces Retirement Fund (CREMIL) is currently working to upgrade its technology infrastructure with the goal of increasing the efficiency and reliability of the system it uses to pay out some 2.5 billion pesos each year in pensions and social benefits to the military veterans it serves.
The project has already begun, with the U.S.-based data management company Level 3 leading the overhaul in a partnership with the public organization that will modernize and strengthen its computing infrastructure and implement new IT projects related to the Bizagi platform that is intended to help enterprises complete their “digital transformation.”
The need for change became clear about two years ago when CREMIL ran into the limitations of its computing capacity. At the time it maintained only one main computer center housed in the International Center Tequendama (CIT), which according to Level 3 “did not meet the international standards.”
So now the organizations are working together to migrate servers, assign new routing, and improve data security. While carrying out this work, according to Luis Carlos Guerrero, vice president of sales for Level 3 in Colombia, the company has also been working to ensure continuity of the current services.
It helped mitigate the risk with a contingency plan, for example, in addition to cloning the servers under the Windows platform and preparing virtual machines.
As the improvements are finalized, the organization’s data is coming within the Level 3 data center in Bogotá. “CREMIL can have the peace of mind that its computerized operations are secure and located in one of the most robust data centers,” said Carlos.
Globally, the network of Level 3, which is headquartered in Bloomfield, Colorado, reaches more than 200,000 miles of fiber-optic cables throughout 60 countries and offers a “global IP backbone capacity” of more than 42 terabits per second (tbps), according to the company.