Amazon Web Services (AWS) was recently announced as its preferred cloud provider by Old Mutual Limited. This selection was based on the high level of AWS’s quality infrastructure and cloud services which helps to create a better experience for customers and also increase the rate of innovative development.
AWS provides us with the depth and breadth of services we need to innovate like a startup, with the security expected from Africa’s oldest and most trusted financial services company,” said Johnson Idesoh, Chief Information Officer at Old Mutual. “With AWS, we can rapidly experiment at lower costs and push the successful experiments into production faster, allowing us to improve the experience for existing customers and attract new ones. AWS understands this high level of customer focus, which is why we see them as far more than just a technology supplier. We are working closely with AWS to not only serve our customers, but also support the development of technology skills in Africa by offering ongoing cloud training programs for employees.”
As such, there will be a total migration of the digital customer platforms, core insurance applications, and product administration systems, totally over 1000 applications belonging to Old Mutual Limited to the new cloud provider platform. It is hoped that AWS will then help to modernize new technological developments to further advance their pre existing data centers.
“Financial services organizations are turning to AWS because we offer them the broadest capabilities, best performance, and highest levels of security,” said Andy Isherwood, Vice President and Managing Director EMEA, Amazon Web Services. “For nearly two centuries, Old Mutual has been trusted by people across Africa. By moving off rigid, legacy technologies to flexible and scalable cloud technologies on AWS, Old Mutual will continue to maintain trust and delight their customers by offering more personalized services.”