African Bank Migrates All Key Business Systems of their London Office to Frontier Cloud
This African commercial bank has presence in over 500 locations all over Africa, with subsidiaries in the UK and China. They offer a variety of financial products and services to African firms and to European organisations that are trading with African countries.
This organisation was operating a VMware based server infrastructure plus a core banking platform on IBM AIX. Because hardware was due for refresh, support and replacement for the AIX systems were costly and the IT team were occupied with day-to-day operations, they explored the benefits of migrating their applications and data to a secure private cloud infrastructure.
After a thorough tender process, evaluating a number of UK-based hosting providers, this African Bank chose Frontier Technology’s Frontier Cloud for it’s secure, scalable infrastructure, experience in working with the financial industry and their professional yet accommodating approach to service.
Currently, they are using Frontier Cloud for:
. – Frontier Hosting Service – for hosting of servers, applications and data
. – Frontier Vault Service – for backup and archiving
. – Frontier Continuity Service – for comprehensive disaster recovery capabilities
. – Frontier Monitoring Service– for systems management, alerting and trending
Frontier Technology conducted an initial planning and design workshop to understand the bank’s current IT challenges, their way of working, and their business and IT objectives. All findings were fully scoped and documented to faciliate service provisioning and a seamless transition process.
Throughout the engagement, all services rendered are overseen by a Service Delivery Manager to ensure successful delivery against agreed objectives and to ensure single point of escalation and accountability. Frontier Technology conducts quarterly service reviews with the bank’s IT manager to regularly assess the solutions’ effectiveness and to make sure proactivity is maintained.
This African commercial bank has presence in over 500 locations all over Africa, with subsidiaries in the UK and China.
This organisation wanted to migrate their applications and data to a secure private cloud infrastructure.
Frontier Hosting Service
Frontier Vault Service
Frontier Continuity Service
Frontier Monitoring Service
- Enabled IT team to focus on providing value to business
- Cost effective high availability platform
- Replaced considerable capital costs with manageable operation expense
- Eased business continuity tests and rehearsals
- Access to a broad range of Frontier support services