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Leading global bank accelerates migration to Microsoft Azure and sees immediate results

Our customer, one of the oldest banking institutions in the Middle East, is known for providing exceptional digital banking experience. This global institution needed to accelerate its cloud transformation to offer greater customer service while running more efficiently and securely. They turned to Virtusa to speed up their cloud transformation due to its decades of experience and deep technical expertise.

The Challenge

The bank embarked on an ambitious three-year digital transformation journey but was slowed down by several challenges many enterprises face. The organization needed to upgrade and refresh approximately 35% of its existing hardware, and its capital expenditures had grown out of control. With ever-changing security and compliance protocols, infrastructure maintenance was another challenge they faced.

The Solution

A secure and reliable cloud platform was pivotal in achieving the bank's desired business outcomes. Microsoft Azure emerged as the preferred choice, enabling the reduction of data center costs and the modernization of legacy infrastructure. Virtusa, recognized as a certified solution partner in four areas, with five advanced Specializations and recipient of the FY23 Microsoft US Partner of the Year Award for App Modernization, strategically collaborated to deploy an enterprise-grade cloud foundation framework on the Microsoft Azure platform.

This comprehensive implementation encompassed vital components such as network, security, identity and access management, policies, ExpressRoute, Azure Security Center, billing, subscriptions, resource group, and monitoring. The technology stack employed for this solution featured:

  • Enterprise-grade cloud foundation
  • Subscriptions
  • Virtual Network
  • ExpressRoute
  • Azure Migrate
  • Azure Site Recovery
  • Load Balancing
  • Resource Groups
  • Virtual Machines
  • Azure SQL
  • Azure Disk Storage
  • Azure Blob Storage
  • API Management
  • Identity and Access Management
  • Azure Security Center
  • Azure Policy
  • Azure Monitor
  • Azure Advisor

This collaboration ensured a robust and seamlessly integrated cloud infrastructure, optimizing operational efficiency and enhancing overall system performance.

Leading global bank accelerates migration to Azure and sees immediate results
The Benefit

In the first four months, using Microsoft Azure Site Recovery and Microsoft Azure Migrate, Virtusa successfully migrated 180+ apps running on a non-production environment from an on-premises data center to Azure Cloud. The bank quickly realized the following benefits:

  • 40% cost savings on infrastructure maintenance and overhead
  • Harness innovation using cutting-edge technology services such as blockchain, MS, AI, ML, APIs, and data analytics.
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