How IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions and IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers helped Home Trust transition 1,000 employees to work remotely.
It was the unluckiest of days — Friday, March 13, 2020. As the COVID-19 pandemic took over the headlines and hospitals, Doug Caldwell, VP of IT at Home Trust Company, knew the way his company operated was about to change radically.
But he was ready for it. With what turned out to be providential foresight, Caldwell and his team had already shifted their company workload to the IBM Cloud for VMware Solutions platform. So, when Home Trust — one of Canada's leading mortgage, credit card and deposit services institutions — made the decision to send its 1,000 employees home, getting them back to work remotely was a simple matter.
“We were able to spin up the new IBM Cloud Bare Metal Servers within 24 hours. In a more traditional environment, if we had to go out and buy a new physical server, that would have taken six weeks to six months.” – Doug Caldwell, Vice President of IT, Home Trust Companies
Home Trust began laying the groundwork for this unexpected transition in 2018.
“Moving to IBM Cloud gave us a much more flexible landscape that would scale up or down with our needs over the coming years.” – Doug Caldwell, Vice President of IT, Home Trust Companies