Developing the Power to Disrupt

by October 27, 2015

Challenge

After 90 years of business and at the peak of success, the IT and DevOps teams at Allstate knew it was time to change the way they worked in order to ensure the company’s future success. With market disruptors and consumer dynamics driving significant changes in the industry, Allstate wanted a platform that could support continuous innovation.

Solution – Cloud Foundry

The Open Cloud Native Application Platform for:

  • Continuous Delivery of Microservices
  • Agile + Extreme Programming
  • Open Source Tools for Developers
  • Secure and Reliable Cloud Operations

Results

  • 100 day deployments reduced to minutes.
  • Minimum Viable Product up in running in a week vs. a year
  • IT approach that lowers risk, reduces cost and saves time

“This (insurance) industry is going to see an Uber-like disruption at a speed and pace that we can’t react. So we go out and find a platform to help us deliver something that in the past we never could have.” Andy Zitney, Director of IT, Infrastructure, Allstate

About Allstate

The Allstate Corporation (NYSE: ALL) is the nation’s largest publicly held personal lines insurer, protecting approximately 16 million households from life’s uncertainties through auto, home, life and other insurance offered through its Allstate, Esurance, Encompass and Answer Financial brand names. Allstate is widely known through the slogan “You’re In Good Hands With Allstate®.” The Allstate brand’s network of small businesses offers auto, home, life and retirement products and services to customers in the United States and Canada. In the 20 years since Allstate became a fully independent public company, The Allstate Foundation, Allstate, its employees and agency owners have donated more than $405 million to support local communities.