Atos and IBM work to boost Cloud migration in financial services

20 September 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Professional services firms Atos and IBM have announced the creation of a new Atos Cloud Centre of Excellence. The hub will help banks and insurance companies increase their security and regulatory compliance when moving their workloads to the cloud.

With the pandemic providing sharp focus to digitalise businesses in response to changing customer and market trends, banks and insurance companies are moving their applications to the Cloud at speed. The shift is easier said than done, though, and their sense of urgency must be matched with determination to select the right partner to unlock long-term opportunities.

Tapping into this demand, Atos and IBM intend to support financial services clients through the creation of a new Atos Cloud Center of Excellence. The Atos Cloud Center of Excellence will provide technology and financial services expertise for clients, backed by dedicated Atos professionals who are trained on IBM Cloud for Financial Services, IBM Cloud Paks and Red Hat OpenShift, providing local language assistance.

Atos and IBM work to boost Cloud migration in financial services

Working in synthesis with this launch, Atos has partnered with IBM to help clients migrate and modernise customer mission-critical workloads to the Cloud. The collaboration will see workloads shifted to the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, using the platform’s built-in security and compliance protocols. Atos’ planned work to support the IBM Cloud for Financial Services through the new Atos Centre of Excellence is enabled by Atos OneCloud – an innovative initiative from Atos to pro-actively accelerate its clients’ migration to the Cloud through a one-stop shop offering industry specific go-to-market and organisation.

Adrian Gregory, SEVP, Global Head of Financial Services & Insurance, Atos, said, “By combining the power of Atos OneCloud with the IBM Cloud for Financial Services, together we can play a pivotal role in supporting financial services organisations on their transformations, helping them to address their security, compliance and resiliency challenges.”

The news comes after Atos and IBM announced the expansion of their global relationship in January 2021. The firms declared their continued intent to help clients accelerate their digital transformation efforts at the time, focusing on hybrid cloud and industry-specific automation solutions designed to increase productivity and reduce costs.

Howard Boville, Head of IBM Cloud Platform, said, “IBM Cloud for Financial Services aims to address the risks the industry is facing with built-in controls focused on the regulatory barriers that have historically impeded digital transformation. The new Atos Cloud Centre of Excellence will combine IBM’s hybrid cloud and AI solutions with Atos’ industry experts trained and certified for those solutions, as well as automation capabilities to accelerate innovation throughout the industry without sacrificing security.”