Trust Company of America (TCA) is an independent financial custodian dedicated to offering fully integrated, real-time technology, consultative services and back-office services built exclusively for Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs). Headquartered in Centennial, Colorado, TCA has been helping RIAs optimize their portfolios by improving the scale, efficiency and sophistication of their trading for nearly 20 years.

Because RIAs around the country depend on the speed, accuracy and availability of TCA’s online applications, enterprise-class performance, reliability and scalability were essential to the company’s continued success.

The Sirius Power team performed a Sirius Power Architectural Review (PAR) study that evaluated all of TCA’s existing UNIX workload and proposed a consolidation roadmap onto IBM Power Systems servers. A Sirius IT consultant created the architectural vision of what this would look like for both the primary and backup data centers, which would ultimately move TCA to an active-active environment. Sirius recommended a solution based on IBM Power Systems 770 servers running AIX, and IBM DS8800 disk storage systems. Their primary and secondary data centers would each have an identically configured server and storage system, providing TCA with an active-active environment to ensure absolute redundancy and high availability of their business-critical applications and data.

Sirius was on-site with the client for months, managing and providing technical oversight across all project teams, including Storage, TSM Backup, Power Systems, ISS, Networking, Software and Project Management. The lead Sirius IT Consultant also coordinated with different groups of TCA end-users, including development, management, system administration and project management.

John LaFountain is a Senior Corporate Communications Specialist with Sirius Computer Solutions.