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Cloud migration powers innovation and efficiency for global bank

The client

The client is one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations, serving approximately 38 million customers worldwide. Their aim is to be acknowledged as the world’s leading and most respected international bank.

The obstacles

The bank had previously used a traditional on-premise approach to application hosting. However, this was proving expensive and cumbersome. It wanted to find a more flexible, leaner way of doing business without compromising security.  It also wanted to speed up time-to-market for new services and enable global collaboration and experimentation. Thus, it is in the process of rolling out a comprehensive digital transformation initiative that will make it more efficient, agile, and cost-effective through the adoption of cloud services and technologies. 

The journey

Ensono provided a team of twelve consultants, split evenly between senior level DevOps specialists and AWS solution architects. The goal was to establish the foundations for an operating model that could scale up and out across multiple cloud platforms around the world. The complexity of adapting cloud controls for financial services in different global markets made the project even more challenging.

Over the course of 12 months, Ensono worked to create a framework that would enable this client to build new applications, such as next-generation mobile applications, quickly and securely while encouraging global collaboration. It would also facilitate the transformation of some existing applications and workloads. The ultimate objective was to provide the client with the tools and knowledge it needed to confidently handle the process internally.

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The outcomes achieved

The new AWS platform will speed up time-to-market for new applications and services at lower costs than the traditional on-premise model. By accelerating cloud adoption, the company will be able to on-board ten times as many applications than it currently can.

This has all been made possible by Ensono’s professional consulting team, who have laid the foundations for a secure, flexible, and customizable cloud experience. Despite grappling with the complexities involved in adapting cloud controls for a tier one bank with multiple regulatory environments around the world, Ensono has provided the major pillars of the AWS Cloud Adoption Framework – primarily focused on platform, security, and operations.

This project has been a critical step in the client’s journey towards to complete digital transformation. It provides the building blocks on which the bank can begin to create a new cloud-based business fit for the modern world.

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