Global Financial Technology
This Global Financial Technology firm needed a DevOps SaaS Solution to meet its M&A timeline and infrastructure objectives while also complying with security and international compliance standards.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 15,000+
Location: European HQ
This Global Financial Technology firm was looking to create an Enterprise DevOps Cloud Strategy and enable their business transformation objectives. Operating in over 100+ countries, the company needed to divest from its parent organization and create a fully independent operating entity. An integrated DevOps platform was needed to: migrate critical infrastructure from their parent; enable integration with other financial institutions; and, ensure compliance with international industry regulations.
The company needed to define and migrate to a high availability managed platform in under 8 months. This meant meeting compressed migration timelines for decoupling infrastructure from existing data centers, managing limited resourcing, and the need for secure integration between a hybrid cloud infrastructure and disparate systems. Expertise was needed for merging multiple Atlassian systems (Jira, Confluence, Bamboo, Fisheye/Crucible, Crowd) then integrating them across a multi-vendor DevOps toolchain which included GitHub, CloudBees Jenkins, SonarQube, Artifactory, TestRail and more.
After an in-depth industry review, iTMethods’ Managed DevOps SaaS Platform was chosen. Security and High Availability were key factors that included our controls on governance, hybrid integration into existing on-premise systems, and a multi-AZ instance design offering reduced RPO/RTO targets supporting data loss prevention and business continuance needs. iTMethods’ Transit Hub Service was used to provide seamless integration between on-premise resources and the firm’s multi-vendor toolchain. Also, an aggressive implementation plan was pursued to migrate key systems in multiple waves. This was aided with the help of AWS’ platform and migration tools.
The firm successfully met its migration and data center exit timelines with minimal disruption to the 10,000+ users that depend on these systems daily. The client also was able to achieve the key technical objectives of a secure, seamlessly integrated DevOps toolchain and improved application currency via iTMethods’ Managed SaaS Platform. Additionally, the client was able to reduce overall database licensing costs due to Cloud migration.