To lay down a solid foundation for the cloud journey, Solita and Savings Bank started working on cloud governance. What does it mean to “go to the cloud” in practice? What policies, controls and procedures need to be set? How should development be guided and supported?
Banking is, quite understandably, a heavily regulated environment, and Savings Bank had recognised an urgent need to improve their data capabilities and utilise information more efficiently. Therefore, while still consulting on cloud governance, Solita started to implement elements of the Solita CloudBlox services and related controls one by one.
A first version of the managed cloud was in place within a month for two chosen cloud platforms, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, with basic capabilities, controls, checkpoints, and tools. After three months, both cloud platforms were in a production-ready version with service management processes in place.
Thanks to Solita CloudBlox, all the application development projects Savings Bank has with multiple vendors were made manageable and controllable with smart services from day one – no more hassle a week before going into production.