GUARDIAN LIFE INSURANCE isn’t about to take big risks when making I T investments, and CIO Frank Wander will be the first to tell you that he doesn’t have a cloud computing strategy, per se. But over the past five years, the $10 billion financial ser- vices company has moved 18 applications into the cloud. It shut down a compute grid and
moved its actuarial modeling application into an Amazon
EC2 cloud. And it’s now in the process of broadly deploying
two major software-as-a-service suites.