HDFC ERGO’s Cloud Migration to GCP Paving the Way for Innovation and Resilience

Case Study


The Client

HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company is a joint venture between HDFC, India’s premier Housing Finance Institution and ERGO International AG, the primary insurance entity of Munich Re Group. The Company offers a complete range of general insurance products ranging from motor, health, travel, home and personal accidents in the retail space.

Project Objective – Secure Landing Zone

Niveus played a crucial role in HDFC Ergo’s modernization journey by successfully migrating the application layer from on-prem to GCP, leading them to become an AI and Digital First transformation organization.

HDFC Ergo envisioned to modernize their applications and reach a larger customer base by transitioning to cloud infrastructure. The main objective was to advance their journey towards modernization, effectively transferring the application layer from on-prem to the cloud, enabling them to evolve into an organization focused on AI and digital transformation.


Business Solution

  • HDFC Ergo had strategically upgraded its application infrastructure to ensure scalable customer engagement by transitioning to a cloud-based architecture. 
  • The existing on-premises setup continued in parallel with the cloud migration, ensuring uninterrupted operations.


  • The requests from the client were routed to the Apigee External Load Balancer, along with Cloud Armor being used for DDoS and WAF protection. 
  • The Application layer was hosted on Unmanaged Instance Groups of Google Compute Engine to enable a backend service.
  • Databases were hosted on-prem, and the GCP application connected to On-prem via Partner Interconnect.
  • The application ran behind an Apigee load balancer which  passed the request to the App tier, which was behind the internal load balancer.
  • The App tier connected to the databases.

The Impact

Successfully migrated HDFC Ergo application layer to Google cloud Platform as part of the HDFC Ergo’s Brownfield Migration Journey.

Through this migration, HDFC Ergo has set the stage for fostering innovation, resilience, and long-term value creation across the organization.

Customer Feedback

" The Niveus Team has executed the migration successfully. We are delighted with the results of the project, and highly recommend Niveus Solutions to any organization looking to migrate to the Cloud.”

Anubhab GoelHead of Digital Transformation, HDFC Ergo General Insurance

Technology Stack

Global Load Balancer
Identity and access management (IAM)
palo alto prisma CONTAINER SECURITY
Managed Cloud Services
Cloud Storage

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