Banks and Financial
institutions around the world face very detailed compliance and regulatory
These are there to protect
the end client however regulatory compliance creates a huge cost
and administrative burden
for the bank.
Further burdening our clients are the large number of manual
processes coupled with custom
built silo technologies within their architecture. This
makes it impossible for them
to maintain clean data for their regulatory needs.
Therefore they need to transform from their situation
of today to a streamlined technology
landscape fully designed to run their new automated
and digitized processes in the cloud.
In order to meet this
transformation need, and the very high expected service level required,
cloud hosting with
Microsoft Azure was the clear choice. This provides our clients
with a safe Global 24/7 cloud solution that is scalable and can be heavily
With Azure’s global and scalable offering we are
assured that both our clients and our
software development teams can achieve high quality automated
processes that are ‘always
on’. Additionally, migrating to Azure brings to both ourselves and our clients an
increased flexibility which is
an offering we highly cherish. We also love the fact that the Azure solution is
future-proofed and that we can leverage from
continuous Azure innovations. Furthermore, as Azure is the most well recognized
global cloud provider we can easily train
and onboard new staff and new clients.
Key to our global expansion are fully integrated
alliance partners. By enabling them to
leverage our technology and by having it available on Azure
we can extend our reach both
deeper with existing clients, new regions and new
sectors We fully believe that
through our partnership with Azure, that LPA can help reduce costs for our
clients, enable them to
leverage out of the box Azure services, increase performance and
scalability, adopt global best
practice and standardization. It’s a positive story
throughout the ecosystem.
In summary, Azure helps us move to a highly efficient SaaS proposition.
Moving from one infrastructure to another is complex and carries risk,
so any such project should not be underestimated.
The small details, that can often not be immediately on the radar can
quickly become critical, e.g. different default values for timeouts etc. The
early inclusion of our customers in projects is necessary as also is an early
joint testing phase.
We chose Microsoft to assist with our migration, as we are
already a Microsoft user. We started using .Net beta 20 years ago, so
graduating to Azure was a natural evolution. Our experience has proven that as we run our business on Microsoft
Technology, we have a proven
solution and dependable support for any migration that we may wish to
do. We have been running our software in our own data center for many years
based on the Hyper-V infrastructure. With the Lift and Shift
approach and best practices through the Azure
Migration Program it was possible to move the entire infrastructure to
Azure as a base. From there, we can start replacing Virtual Machine by using
native Azure Services to gain all the advantages of a real cloud-based
solution. Furthermore, we can do it step by step with a process and speed that
suits us.Watch the case study here: