LONDON, June 13, 2023 -- Virtusa Corporation, a global provider of digital strategy, digital engineering, and information technology (IT) services and solutions, announced today that, through IaC (Infra as Code Automation) it had successfully delivered landing zone, target state architecture and migrated pilot applications to help Currencies Direct with their cloud transformation journey.
This project demonstrates Virtusa's strengths in discovering, assessing, and building complex architectures for the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud. This is significant as it involves automating the landing zone and target state architecture through Terraform and CDK based IaC automation, helping Currencies Direct to migrate their applications in future via a DevOps platform. While migrating several applications as part of the pilot phase, Virtusa also conducted several Proof of Concepts (POCs) including various ML technologies to help Currencies Direct in arriving at a suitable target state architecture.
Another significant feature of this project was leveraging AWS Migration Acceleration Program (MAP) funding and provide expert guidance to help ease both the technical and financial complexities for the client.
"It was exciting to be part of Currencies Direct's cloud journey from assessing the workloads to migrating the applications the IaC platform," said Ashish Devalekar, Executive Vice President and Head of UK, Europe, and the Middle East, Virtusa. "Virtusa's team, with their unique ''engineering first'' approach, worked seamlessly with Currencies Direct's team on the client's priorities. It demonstrated outstanding collaboration, which was a critical success factor in achieving the goal in a relatively short duration."
"We sought a partner who could truly grasp our business priorities and navigate the intricate operational landscape, while devising a comprehensive roadmap for our cloud transformation," explained Vivek Awasthi, CIO of Currencies Direct. "Virtusa emerged as the ideal collaborator, aligning our cloud transformation strategy with our overarching business objectives. Together, leveraging the combined expertise of Virtusa and AWS, we successfully delivered target state architectures, streamlined landing zones, and seamlessly migrated multiple applications using the cutting-edge IaC automation platform."
Currencies Direct will work further with Virtusa to progress with the rest of its cloud migration and modernization initiatives in the future.
About Currencies Direct
Currencies Direct is an award-winning international payments business that combines the latest digital payment technology with expert consultation from a team of FX professionals to provide personalized money transfer solutions for its clients.
Established in 1996 and headquartered in London, Currencies Direct was Europe's first non-bank foreign exchange provider and has since grown to a team of more than 700 employees across Europe, Africa, the US & Asia, to provide services in more than 40 currencies.
Currencies Direct has helped more than 400,000 business and individual customers make international payments and mitigate the risks associated with currency exposure through its suite of products and services. With specialist expertise in international property and investment management, card payments, high value bank transfers, batch pay, spots, forwards, and options, combined with an outstanding track record of customer service, Currencies Direct is recognized as a leading provider in its field.