Overview

A cloud strategy especially for organizations in the banking space needs to resonate with the philosophy of an ever-evolving business while simultaneously shouldering the traditional cultural virtues of the finance industry and reinventing them to serve customers better. It should take into consideration not only the present but also the future - adopting tomorrow’s technologies more effectively. A well-thought-out cloud adoption strategy can not only provide increments in cost-savings but can instead pave the way for a transformational cost-efficient journey for the bank going forward.

Whatever cloud adoption stage your bank is in, Cloud4C can help you migrate and modernize your bank on Microsoft Azure using cloud native transformation tools and implement application focussed managed services to further cut back on costs, bring operational efficiency, scalability, agility and resilience.

Cost Optimization, Adoption of AI, Improving Customer Experience are Top 3 drivers for cloud adoption in Banking sector

Data and IT security, Regulatory reporting, Fraud detection and prevention are the Top 3 priorities for enterprises moving the cloud

Use cases and Success stories

Realizing the vision of Next Generation banking
islamic bank case study in banking modernization through azure cloud solutions

Many banks worldwide are realizing the potential of cloud enabled transformation as well as digital only offerings. They want to completely move to hybrid cloud models and be data driven in their decision making. They look at leading MSPs like Cloud4C to lead their way to cloud, risk-free

Find out how a large Islamic bank in MEA embarked on massive migration to Azure to launch personalized products quickly (concept to commercialization in weeks)

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UAE bank case study in banking modernization through azure cloud solutions

Taking note of the evolving nature of customer services post the pandemic, banks are planning initiatives towards creating digital banking products which would be the first of their kind ‘ZERO human intervention’ banking experience. Targeting the segment of young adults, they aim to perform all operations from onboarding, setting up credentials, carrying out transactions to claiming customized benefits through a single interface.

Find out how one of the largest UAE’s public sector banks used Microservices architecture on Azure for modernizing their digital banking application.

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MEA bank case study in banking modernization through azure cloud solutions

With end to end Azure security products and managed security services from Cloud4C, simplify your approach to regulatory compliance. Our dedicated Banking Center of Excellence gets you the support for right to audit, transparency in operations, automated audits, and self-reporting. Unify security management and optimize proactive financial crime prevention across your environment.

Find out how a very large bank in MEA ensures continuous compliance on Azure with our RPA bot.

Find out how a Canadian bank is using Advanced & Proactive Threat Detection and Prevention to combat risk

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UAE financial services firm case study in banking modernization through azure cloud solutions

Cloud4C delivers a robust and ISO 22301 compliant DR on Demand solution, mirroring all data and applications on Azure, at a neutral location. The solution includes - replication, managed services, administration, and conducting recovery success tests in the form of bi-annual DR Drills.

Find out how we architected Disaster Recovery Solutions on Azure for UAE based Financial Services company

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Cloud4C and Azure – A Winning Duo for any Digital Transformation Initiative

Cloud4C, an Azure Expert MSP, helps banks be ahead in the cloud adoption game. Together, we make the cloud journey of an enterprise more frictionless and secure than ever before. With a cloud adoption and service delivery framework that is built to support diverse architectures and requirements, Cloud4C offers Azure Managed Services with a Single SLA up to Application layer..

Find out how Cloud4C - a true pioneer in cloud banking can deliver tangible value for your bank with digital transformation and application focused managed services.

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Dedicated BFSI Practice at Cloud4C

At Cloud4C, banking and financial services is a dedicated practice where we help banks in building the right transformation strategy. No matter what type of bank, financial institution or payments services company you are, we have a customized approach to modernize your IT and deliver the cloud benefits you are looking for.

If you are running a co-operative bank, chances are that you are considering to modernize your core systems selectively, in an incremental manner. Depending on which cloud adoption stage your bank is in, we give you the flexibility to modernize the workloads and process you choose. For example, we can start by moving non-core banking applications and gradually migrate your core banking application.

As CIOs looking to fast-track innovation and provide better customer experiences, your cloud priority is likely to adopt frameworks that facilitate new mobile, internet banking and corporate portal features. Likewise, we also guide established banks to migrate - product by product or geography by geography in a ‘Lift & Shift’ manner to new core banking platforms on existing infrastructure or implement a ‘Modernization’ approach for data, infrastructure and applications.

Institutions can achieve deeper partner ecosystem collaboration by building APIs on Azure for internal and external use. Azure promotes reference standard API models such as the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) and collaborates with the industry to deliver innovative products that enhance the customer experience. Based on a service-oriented architecture, BIAN assists banks in improving their architectural maturity and implementing their digital banking initiatives thereby extending a better user experience and transaction quality.

Cloud4C in partnership with Microsoft Azure can help you launch a challenger, born-in-the-cloud bank with a new identity and a new set of supporting processes. Your bank can leverage RPA to enhance process times and build real-time data hubs or data lakes to generate insights and come up with new products. In addition to applications hosted on cloud being faster, smarter and resilient, banks have the power to leverage all the managed services features that cloud offers.

  • Credit Unions and Co-Operative Banks

    If you are running a co-operative bank, chances are that you are considering to modernize your core systems selectively, in an incremental manner. Depending on which cloud adoption stage your bank is in, we give you the flexibility to modernize the workloads and process you choose. For example, we can start by moving non-core banking applications and gradually migrate your core banking application.

  • Established Banks

    As CIOs looking to fast-track innovation and provide better customer experiences, your cloud priority is likely to adopt frameworks that facilitate new mobile, internet banking and corporate portal features. Likewise, we also guide established banks to migrate - product by product or geography by geography in a ‘Lift & Shift’ manner to new core banking platforms on existing infrastructure or implement a ‘Modernization’ approach for data, infrastructure and applications.

  • Microfinance Institutions and NBFCs

    Institutions can achieve deeper partner ecosystem collaboration by building APIs on Azure for internal and external use. Azure promotes reference standard API models such as the Banking Industry Architecture Network (BIAN) and collaborates with the industry to deliver innovative products that enhance the customer experience. Based on a service-oriented architecture, BIAN assists banks in improving their architectural maturity and implementing their digital banking initiatives thereby extending a better user experience and transaction quality.

  • Game Changer Banks and Banks in Emerging Markets

    Cloud4C in partnership with Microsoft Azure can help you launch a challenger, born-in-the-cloud bank with a new identity and a new set of supporting processes. Your bank can leverage RPA to enhance process times and build real-time data hubs or data lakes to generate insights and come up with new products. In addition to applications hosted on cloud being faster, smarter and resilient, banks have the power to leverage all the managed services features that cloud offers.

Application Focused, High-End Cloud Managed Services Provider with Factory Approach

Cloud4C has extensive experience in designing and delivering customized comprehensive banking solutions across diverse geographies and markets. Our proven cloud adoption framework for banks has been developed based on ground realities that will give you an accurate understanding of where you stand and how best your organization can achieve the digital transformation goals.

Our advanced managed services are designed to help banks at various stages in their life journey to adopt technological solutions that will significantly boost their capabilities to meet customer expectations while managing increasingly complex regulatory and compliance requirements.

Security Adoption Framework for Banks:
The Hybrid Approach

Cloud4C established banking practice comprises over 2000 cloud and security experts. We implement cybersecurity based on guidelines required by central banks. We leverage a host of cloud native and third-party security tools to fortify your bank’s security and mitigate any risk or financial crime.
We have a comprehensive cloud security framework comprising 40+ security controls like DAM, SIEM, WAF, VAPT, PIM etc., and 26+ security tools along with expertise in global industry compliances like PCI-DSS, GxP, HIPAA, SOC 1 & 2, CSA and country-specific compliances like GDPR (EU), IRAP (Australia), FedRAMP (US), MAS (Singapore), OJK (Indonesia), RBI & MEITY (India) etc.

So, you need to move to Microsoft Azure. But why partner with Cloud4C?

Read on to find out why

Cloud4C Offerings for Cloud Banking

Cloud4C offers advanced assessment services to ensure that your path to cloud transformation is as seamless, quick, and cost-effective as possible for the financial sector. Starting from your Infrastructure as-is analysis report to security and compliance to business continuity and business process gap analysis and mitigation plan, our team of experts ensures the optimum solution for you at every step.

  • Dependency-based Assessment
  • Industry-leading Migration Strategy
  • Reference Architecture for Banking
  • High Performance Environment
  • Cloud4C NexGen Approach to Cloud Adoption

Workload migration transforms the bank's complete IT landscape. Migration to the cloud has to be carefully planned, designed, and executed at each stage to successfully move to the new IT infrastructure. Our global experts will help you successfully transition for greater efficiency in three areas.

  • Infrastructure
  • Data and application
  • Cybersecurity

Leading enterprises are doubling their data footprints many times each year. They are looking to simultaneously reduce costs, take advantage of newer forms of big data, and enjoy greater flexibility in analyzing data, with powerful AI and ML algorithms. And all of these are possible by modernizing data, i.e. moving data from legacy databases to modern cloud-based databases.

  • Expertise and Experience on Public Cloud platforms
  • Cloud4C Migration factory enabling Data migration
  • Military grade data security for data
  • Zero downtime migration methodology
  • Complex and Large-scale migrations
  • Three-pronged migration approach ensuring Data integrity

Banks need to migrate to a DevOps deployment model to bring in agility and faster go to market. Cloud4C DevOps strategies help banks in accelerating the release process by automating testing and releasing new versions of the application code on the fly. On Azure your bank receives a unified data strategy leveraging the open source, languages and framework and enabling interoperability.

  • GitHub DevOps
  • Azure Virtual Studio Code (VS Code)
  • Azure Data Catalog
  • Azure API Management
  • Azure Logic Apps

Banks need to keep up with the ever-evolving customer demands through real-time hyper personalization, instant scalability, and response to evolving security challenges—all of which cannot be achieved with traditional on-premise systems. Containerization is secure because applications and data are ‘contained’ within a workload and not visible unless made so—there is no ability to impact other containers. The container-based orchestration environment provided by Kubernetes offers significant flexibility in relation to building a bank’s cloud environment, whether in the public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid.

Kubernetes as a Service with Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) helps banks develop, run, and manage cloud applications in multiple environments, delivering agility and reliability in an on-premise environment. Rapid deployment and updating of applications, and maximizing resource utilization are also enabled.

Cloud4C can help your bank accelerate the security and compliance process by creating a comprehensive compliance roadmap and providing you the necessary people, process, technology metrics. Some of the key compliances and standards that Cloud4C will help you adhere to are as follows.

  • RBI Compliance
  • GDPR Compliance
  • IRAP
  • GxP
  • The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Compliance
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Compliance
  • Bank Negara Malaysia Compliance
  • PCI-DSS ASV Scanning

Banks on Azure get access to the latest innovative capabilities and next-generation technologies such artificial intelligence and machine learning with a platform partner like Cloud4C. Your cloud strategy can now be considered complete with Azure capabilities helping your bank reinvent customer experience with advanced cloud technologies.

  • Azure Synapse
  • Azure Blockchain Workbench
  • Azure Cognitive Services

Financial institutions around the world have great potential in open banking APIs. We create an approved gateway that will enable interaction between your banking application and external third party applications within industry record time. APIs that most appeal to FinTechs are the ones that are easy to use and tailor-made.

  • Digital-integration
  • Agile Financial Services
  • Financial Technology Transparency Options

With its Managed DaaS offering, Cloud4C has successfully on boarded thousands of users across industry verticals on virtual desktop environments such as VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft WVD. Cloud4C offers configuration, installation, integration, UAT services to ensure readiness of the back-end cloud infrastructure.

  • Automated problem, change & incident management policies deployment
  • Resilience Design
  • Infrastructure Security
  • User experience management
  • Security & Compliance control monitoring and management

Cloud4C has created Bank-in-a-Box in partnership with leading core banking and digital banking application providers to give you a single point of accountability with SLA at application login. The cloud framework is built to align with the demanding needs of security, compliance, availability, and flexibility, enabling banks to launch their products into the market faster, besides accelerating their digital transformation journey.

  • Hosted in 26 countries locally
  • Highly secured private cloud environment
  • Comprehensive security with 40+ controls with over 26+ security tools
  • Single SLA delivered at application login
  • Flexible pricing model per branch, per transaction etc.
  • 24*7 proactive support & monitoring
  • Built in scalability to handle traffic spikes
  • Regulatory approved security stack, tailored industry-wise

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Cloud4C AIOps managed services use a combination of AI, ML, and analytics to optimize live operations for better performance, billing, security, and availability. We ensure seamless solutions to Auto Remediation, Auto KMDB, Data Sovereignty, and Fraud Detection. Azure offers a consistent performance and scalability across edge, hybrid and cloud with Azure native tool services.

  • Azure Stack
  • Azure VMware Solution (AVS)
  • Azure ARC
  • Azure Active Directory

Cloud4C Threat Detection and Vulnerability Management solution includes continuous discovery of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. Threats are prioritized based on the business context and the ever-evolving threat landscape. The solution helps identify machine-level vulnerabilities during incident investigations.

Azure promises comprehensive security and compliance industry coverage with advanced security tools.

  • Azure Sentinel
  • Azure Vaults
  • Azure App Security Group
  • Azure Security Center
  • Cloud Adoption Framework for Banks

    Cloud4C offers advanced assessment services to ensure that your path to cloud transformation is as seamless, quick, and cost-effective as possible for the financial sector. Starting from your Infrastructure as-is analysis report to security and compliance to business continuity and business process gap analysis and mitigation plan, our team of experts ensures the optimum solution for you at every step.

    • Dependency-based Assessment
    • Industry-leading Migration Strategy
    • Reference Architecture for Banking
    • High Performance Environment
    • Cloud4C NexGen Approach to Cloud Adoption
  • Workload Migration

    Workload migration transforms the bank's complete IT landscape. Migration to the cloud has to be carefully planned, designed, and executed at each stage to successfully move to the new IT infrastructure. Our global experts will help you successfully transition for greater efficiency in three areas.

    • Infrastructure
    • Data and application
    • Cybersecurity
  • Database Modernization

    Leading enterprises are doubling their data footprints many times each year. They are looking to simultaneously reduce costs, take advantage of newer forms of big data, and enjoy greater flexibility in analyzing data, with powerful AI and ML algorithms. And all of these are possible by modernizing data, i.e. moving data from legacy databases to modern cloud-based databases.

    • Expertise and Experience on Public Cloud platforms
    • Cloud4C Migration factory enabling Data migration
    • Military grade data security for data
    • Zero downtime migration methodology
    • Complex and Large-scale migrations
    • Three-pronged migration approach ensuring Data integrity
  • DevOps Services for Banks

    Banks need to migrate to a DevOps deployment model to bring in agility and faster go to market. Cloud4C DevOps strategies help banks in accelerating the release process by automating testing and releasing new versions of the application code on the fly. On Azure your bank receives a unified data strategy leveraging the open source, languages and framework and enabling interoperability.

    • GitHub DevOps
    • Azure Virtual Studio Code (VS Code)
    • Azure Data Catalog
    • Azure API Management
    • Azure Logic Apps
  • Kubernetes as a Service for Banks and Financial Institutions

    Banks need to keep up with the ever-evolving customer demands through real-time hyper personalization, instant scalability, and response to evolving security challenges—all of which cannot be achieved with traditional on-premise systems. Containerization is secure because applications and data are ‘contained’ within a workload and not visible unless made so—there is no ability to impact other containers. The container-based orchestration environment provided by Kubernetes offers significant flexibility in relation to building a bank’s cloud environment, whether in the public cloud, private cloud, or hybrid.

    Kubernetes as a Service with Azure Kubernetes Services (AKS) helps banks develop, run, and manage cloud applications in multiple environments, delivering agility and reliability in an on-premise environment. Rapid deployment and updating of applications, and maximizing resource utilization are also enabled.

  • Compliance as a Service

    Cloud4C can help your bank accelerate the security and compliance process by creating a comprehensive compliance roadmap and providing you the necessary people, process, technology metrics. Some of the key compliances and standards that Cloud4C will help you adhere to are as follows.

    • RBI Compliance
    • GDPR Compliance
    • IRAP
    • GxP
    • The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) Compliance
    • Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) Compliance
    • Bank Negara Malaysia Compliance
    • PCI-DSS ASV Scanning
  • Innovation for Banks on Azure

    Banks on Azure get access to the latest innovative capabilities and next-generation technologies such artificial intelligence and machine learning with a platform partner like Cloud4C. Your cloud strategy can now be considered complete with Azure capabilities helping your bank reinvent customer experience with advanced cloud technologies.

    • Azure Synapse
    • Azure Blockchain Workbench
    • Azure Cognitive Services
  • API Gateway on Cloud Banking

    Financial institutions around the world have great potential in open banking APIs. We create an approved gateway that will enable interaction between your banking application and external third party applications within industry record time. APIs that most appeal to FinTechs are the ones that are easy to use and tailor-made.

    • Digital-integration
    • Agile Financial Services
    • Financial Technology Transparency Options
  • Managed Windows Virtual Desktop Services on Azure

    With its Managed DaaS offering, Cloud4C has successfully on boarded thousands of users across industry verticals on virtual desktop environments such as VMware, Citrix, and Microsoft WVD. Cloud4C offers configuration, installation, integration, UAT services to ensure readiness of the back-end cloud infrastructure.

    • Automated problem, change & incident management policies deployment
    • Resilience Design
    • Infrastructure Security
    • User experience management
    • Security & Compliance control monitoring and management
  • Bank-in-a-Box on Azure

    Cloud4C has created Bank-in-a-Box in partnership with leading core banking and digital banking application providers to give you a single point of accountability with SLA at application login. The cloud framework is built to align with the demanding needs of security, compliance, availability, and flexibility, enabling banks to launch their products into the market faster, besides accelerating their digital transformation journey.

    • Hosted in 26 countries locally
    • Highly secured private cloud environment
    • Comprehensive security with 40+ controls with over 26+ security tools
    • Single SLA delivered at application login
    • Flexible pricing model per branch, per transaction etc.
    • 24*7 proactive support & monitoring
    • Built in scalability to handle traffic spikes
    • Regulatory approved security stack, tailored industry-wise

    Learn More

  • Intelligent Managed Services for Hybrid Cloud

    Cloud4C AIOps managed services use a combination of AI, ML, and analytics to optimize live operations for better performance, billing, security, and availability. We ensure seamless solutions to Auto Remediation, Auto KMDB, Data Sovereignty, and Fraud Detection. Azure offers a consistent performance and scalability across edge, hybrid and cloud with Azure native tool services.

    • Azure Stack
    • Azure VMware Solution (AVS)
    • Azure ARC
    • Azure Active Directory
  • Advanced Threat Protection and Vulnerability Management

    Cloud4C Threat Detection and Vulnerability Management solution includes continuous discovery of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations. Threats are prioritized based on the business context and the ever-evolving threat landscape. The solution helps identify machine-level vulnerabilities during incident investigations.

    Azure promises comprehensive security and compliance industry coverage with advanced security tools.

    • Azure Sentinel
    • Azure Vaults
    • Azure App Security Group
    • Azure Security Center

Start Your Journey to Cloud based Banking
with Cloud4C

90 Bank Customers

5 in Top 20 Global Banks

12 in Top 25 Banks in India

Each organization is unique, so will have its own digital transformation journey. It is crucial to understand the current capabilities and then map them to our desired goals in the best possible ways. Cloud4C not only shortens the go-to-market times but empowers banks to stay in complete control through dynamic shifts in regulatory, business, and customer requirements.

Zero Trust for Financial Services Organizations
Unlike many industries where Zero Trust is still in its infancy, financial services has been on the front-line of data breaches, identity thefts and credit card fraud, so it has also been on the front-line of adopting Zero Trust.

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Cybersecurity During Covid Times
This paper is relevant for any organization and more so for banking as the stakes are high when a cyber-attack happens especially due to lapses in judgment by employees working out of home and more.

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Up in the Cloud
Is your bank ready to participate in an ecosystem that is open, innovative & collaborative? Can you onboard customers seamlessly, prototype new services quickly, manage regulatory compliance transparently, & use AI systems to limit losses and downtime?

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The Cloud Banking Code
Global banking major successfully adopts cyber resilient, modern, and GDPR compliant private cloud architecture for efficient operational scalability.

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Frequently Asked Question

  • What is Cloud Banking?

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    Cloud banking provides a range of cloud solutions to the banking industry to gain agility, resilience and efficiency by leveraging the benefits of cloud applications that legacy systems cannot provide while optimizing infrastructure costs.

    Cloud service providers such as Cloud4C offer out-of-the-box cloud environments to meet the specific needs of the BFSI sector globally.

  • What is a significant benefit of cloud banking?

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    Cloud banking enables banks to meet their priorities such as enabling technologies to provide highly relevant customer experiences, attract customers and build customer loyalty while improving business efficiencies.

    The significant benefit of cloud banking is Lower TCO and operational efficiency. A cloud environment enables rapid scalability both vertically and horizontally.

  • Which banks are using cloud computing?

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    Banking giants with a strong local and global presence, game changer banks, neo and challenger banks, microfinance institutions and credit unions, there is no limit to the number of banks that are using cloud computing.

    Bank leaders keen on reducing time to market and meeting customer experience expectations are reaching out to cloud service providers for cloud environments such public cloud, private cloud and multi cloud.

  • Why are banks moving to the cloud?

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    Cloud technology has proven itself to be a cheaper, faster, and elastic alternative to on-premise data storage. Cloud solutions such as DevOps, Automation, Security, Compliance Backup and Replication have delivered true value and resulted in improvements in business efficiency.

    With a strong cloud strategy, customer insights can be used to deliver better services and enable revenue generation for the banking sector.

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