Financial Services

Data Sovereignty, Security and Performance Panacea: How Mastercard Is Setting the Standard for Global Hybrid Cloud Adoption


Cloud initiatives clearly do not come in “one size fits all” packages. They vary widely in focus and complexity, from basic migration projects to extreme cases involving the strictest security and performance requirements of a global financial services giant. Mastercard completed a complicated project that illustrates the challenges cloud implementations can pose and the benefits […]

Establishing a Complete & Secure Cloud Environment on Azure


Customer Challenges Needs a highly available, highly scalable technology platform that would be able to act as a hub for end-users, technology providers, merchants and banks to use for credit card processing activities CTP Solution Used automated code deployment to decrease the time to project completion Built reference architecture and baseline infrastructure to position team […]

Enterprise Smart Contracts and the Rise of Off-Chain Processing


2016 and 2017 saw enterprises in the banking and capital sectors implementing blockchain platforms, such as Corda, Hyperledger and R3, and the rise of the Enterprise Ethereum Alliance (EEA). Business units in these sectors see blockchain as a disruptive technology which will eventually dictate the way they do business. They therefore believe it’s critical to […]

Getting Out of the Data Center Business: Cowen’s Journey to AWS


Having historically operated in data center environments, Cowen recognized the importance of migrating to the cloud. We knew we needed an experienced partner to help train our staff and develop a plan for the migration. After thoughtful review and consideration, we engaged with Cloud Technology Partners (CTP) to help us through the process. A year […]

Turning Banking Upside Down


Virgin Money is a financial services brand used by three independent brand licensees in the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa. Virgin Money UK offers savings, mortgages, credit cards, current accounts, currency services, pensions, investments and protection products to over three million customers across the country. Banking in the UK has traditionally been an old-school […]