MetLife, Inc. is the holding corporation for the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MLIC), better known as MetLife, and its affiliates. MetLife is among the largest global providers of insurance, annuities, and employee benefit programs, with 90 million customers in over 60 countries. The firm was founded on March 24, 1868. MetLife ranked No. 43 in the 2018 Fortune 500 list of the largest United States corporations by total revenue. MetLife has nearly 50,000 employees worldwide.

The Challenge

MetLife faced considerable data-center operational overhead as a result of their legacy application infrastructure. Their Australian data center housed several windows 2003 servers running business critical applications. MetLife needed to migrate all these servers to new environments running newer Windows Server versions. The migration project required zero application down-time.


The Solution

MetLife chose VirtaMove to perform the migration process and move all applications to new servers so that the 2003 windows servers could be retired. Using VirtaMove’s migration technology, expertise and migration methodology, we were able to upgrade the entire fleet of windows server 2003 hardware. The entire project was completed on time and without any disruptions to critical applications running on those servers.


  • Deferred application re-development costs
  • Reduced cost of application migration
  • Eliminated exposed security gaps that were present in Windows Server 2003
  • Reduced operational cost of on-prem server maintenance

“VirtaMove made our Windows 2003 upgrade project very easy. Their technical knowledge and focus on delivery was very impressive; I look forward to working with them to upgrade our Windows 2008 fleet.”

Julie Andersson

Project Manager, MetLife

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