It's one thing to discuss IT Transformation and Enterprise solutions
and quite another to successfully build and deliver them. Vektrel's
engineering teams have designed, developed and released into
production some of the largest, most challenging and highly
successful IT Transformation solutions in the industry.
In addition to providing technical excellence in solution
architecture, infrastructure and implementation, Vektrel engineers
have also provided the ongoing strategic leadership that is
essential in ensuring IT organizations fully realize their IT
transformation goals with optimal ROI.
Client - Fortune 500 company. Global IT enterprise.
Sector - Commercial / IT
Goal - IT Transformation (SOA, Security, Integration, Portal, System / Network Infrastructure)
Challenge - A client was growing rapidly (almost $1 billion annually). Their IT enterprise needed to be
transformed to support rapidly evolving business demands and pressures. The decision was made to proceed with
a large-scale IT transformation initiative with two key strategic goals. The first was to significantly improve the IT
organization's speed and agility in delivering new business functionality to the enterprise. The second key goal
was to dramatically reduce IT operational costs. This transformation initiative was launched as a set of
concurrent IT projects designed to transition the organization to a service based, composable value delivery
model. The concurrent IT projects were as follows:
|Service Oriented Architecture and Infrastructure Foundations|
|Service Hosting Platform Foundations|
|End-to-End SOA Security Architecture|
|SOA Network Infrastructure|
|Enterprise Portal (Composite Application Foundation)|
|Identity and Authorization Management (IAM) Pilot|
|Process Automation Foundations (BPM / BPEL Foundations)|
|Enterprise Application Integration Foundations (EAI)|
|Composite Business Applications Design / Development|
Vektrel Performance -- Vektrel assumed overall architectural leadership of this IT transformation initiative and
architectural and implementation leadership for most of the constituent projects. The sweeping nature of this
transformation required holistic engineering across multiple technical, administrative and financial domains.
Throughout the duration of this initiative, Vektrel provided foundational architectural input to all transformation
projects and led the design, development and implementation of all SOA / EAI / BPM / Composite Application
related initiatives. After a 14 month project cycle, Vektrel released these SOA foundations to IT production. They
subsequently became the cornerstone of IT value delivery to the business. Vektrel continued to offer strategic
architectural and implementation support to this ongoing initiative as this transformation moved through phases
Client - Fortune 500 company. Global I.T. enterprise.
Sector - Defense / IT
Goal - ERP Migration (SOA, Integration, Security, etc)
Challenge - A client decided to transition their financial and business process systems to new foundations (e.g.
ERP migration, etc). This transition impacted virtually all systems within this global IT enterprise and it required a
huge process and data integration initiative to transition enterprise-wide business processes and data models to
these new foundations.
Vektrel Performance - Vektrel assumed overall architectural and implementation leadership of this large-scale
I.T. transformation initiative. Our architects designed, developed and implemented a leading-edge SOA based
solution that coupled event-driven architecture (EDA) and service based integration (EAI) with business process
automation (BPM / BPEL) and strategic data services. Additionally, Vektrel designed and implemented an
end-to-end SOA security architecture for this migration that was scalable to the global enterprise and
accommodated SOA federation capabilities. Vektrel implementation teams used these foundations to design,
develop and deliver over 70 mission critical services that made this transition a reality. These included event
driven integration services, process automation services and data / information services. After a 14 month project
cycle, Vektrel delivered phase 1 of this solution which was released into IT production as a highly successful
turn-key solution. This transition continues to be one of the most successful SOA based integration solutions of
its scale in the industry. Vektrel continued to provide business process transformation leadership to this effort as
it moved through phases of SOA and business process automation maturity.
Client - Fortune 500 company. Global IT enterprise.
Sector - Commercial / IT
Goal - Information Architecture Transformation (Data Warehouse, Business Intelligence)
Challenge - A client had a number scattered information architecture initiatives (e.g.: data warehouses, data
marts, operational data stores, etc) that fragmented business information across numerous data models while
increasing operational costs. The client decided to consolidate all such information stores into a common,
enterprise information architecture providing a single authoritative data warehouse and operational data store
supporting mission specific data marts, SOA data services and business intelligence portals.
Vektrel Performance - Vektrel was asked to provide the information architecture leadership to drive this data
consolidation effort. Vektrel architects designed a solution that successfully consolidated IT information sources
and provided an authoritative foundation for business processes and business intelligence portals. The solution
reduced operational costs and positioned the enterprise data warehouse to integrate with and support the
complementary IT SOA initiative. Vektrel architects also designed an end-to-end security architecture that
successfully addressed a broad range of information assurance requirements.
Client - Insurance Company
Sector - Commercial / Insurance
Goal - IT Transformation (SOA, Security, Integration)
Challenge - Our client's rapid growth, coupled with the insurance industry's movement toward online services
collectively created a need to transform IT foundations to a more agile model for value / service delivery. Our
client made the decision to initiate a gradual transformation to an integrated, service based value delivery model
and a "composable" enterprise architecture (SOA foundations).
Vektrel Performance - Vektrel was asked to provide SOA and Data Integration implementation teams responsible
for defining, developing and delivering a set of core IT services foundational to this transformation effort. This
initiative requires defining and implementing initial service infrastructure foundations, initial integration
foundations and developing core services that integrate business processes and data from numerous disparate
insurance applications. It also requires extracting and service enabling processes and data currently embedded
within "siloed" insurance applications. This initiative was implemented as a blended open source and COTS SOA
Client - DoD & Fortune 500 Company
Sector - Defense / Healthcare
Goal - IT Transformation (SOA, Security, Integration, Enterprise Portal, System / Network Infrastructure)
Challenge - In 2009, the DoD embarked on a comprehensive re-engineering of the global IT infrastructure
supporting military healthcare. This large-scale initiative impacts a broad range of systems and infrastructure
including electronic health record handling(EHR), secure messaging, security, new health systems (e.g.: Traumatic
Brain Injury, etc) and much more.
Vektrel Performance - Vektrel has deployed multiple engineering teams in support of the prime contractor on this
large-scale initiative. Vektrel engineering teams are working to re-engineer systems that manage EHR handling
from the theater edge to hospitals and medical facilities in the US. This effort includes re-engineering the global
enterprise portal that provides medical information and services to military personnel and medical professionals
worldwide. Our teams are providing solutions to IT problem domains that include SOA, secure messaging,
integration, information engineering, enterprise portals and more.
The case studies that follow were selected from Vektrel's portfolio of ongoing engagements as good
representations of the nature, scope and scale of the projects our engineering teams deliver. Each case study is a
cursory overview of Vektrel's performance within a large-scale IT initiative. More case studies and more depth are
available upon request.