MG-ALFA Compute for Azure


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Life insurers face a growing need for high-capacity computing that allows them to respond to exponentially expanding demand for information.

MG-ALFA Compute for Azure helps you manage your IT resources to effectively manage the cost and time for model processing. With cloud computing, you are able to reduce on-premise infrastructure costs by converting fixed IT overhead into a variable cost through a pay-as-you-go model. MG-ALFA Compute for Azure provides a scalable, affordable and easy to use solution for your actuarial modeling needs.

Simplicity

MG-ALFA Compute for Azure is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering that is fully managed and supported by Milliman. It is a turnkey solution that can be implemented in hours and eliminates the need for expensive IT infrastructure and maintenance. It is also incredibly easy to manage and use, as it is delivered with a simple yet elegant interface and seamless integration with MG-ALFA.

 

Reliability

MG-ALFA Compute for Azure is a highly reliable solution. It can handle the most demanding enterprise requirements, as evidenced by the multi-millions of compute hours our customers have clocked on grids from 50 to 20,000 cores with a greater than 99.99% job completion ratio.

Scale

MG-ALFA Compute for Azure provides dynamic access to hundreds, thousands, or tens of thousands of compute cores in the cloud, whenever you need them. This translates to dramatic reductions in runtimes and greatly increased efficiency.

Security

Milliman has adopted industry-leading best practices in the design and management of its cloud solutions. Underlying the unprecedented performance and scalability of MG-ALFA Compute for Azure is the Microsoft Azure cloud, which is a powerful, secure, and cost effective platform. We maintain strict security controls to help protect the privacy and security of your data. As a leader in actuarial cloud solutions, Milliman delivers enterprise cloud services that customers can trust.

Cost efficiency

While access to massive computing scale is a key benefit to the solution, a variable cost structure makes it even more appealing. With MG-ALFA Compute for Azure, clients only pay for the actual compute hours they consume. This is a very significant advantage over an internal grid, as it allows for the necessary capacity to process models at peak times, like month- or quarter-end, without having to build an expensive infrastructure that will sit idle during non-peak periods.