Data Migration: Avoid the Thunderstorm, Move to Cloud

By Philip Miller
on Jul 30, 2019

I was invited to present on the topic “Financial Services in the Cloud” at BrightTalk’s Data Management and Analytics in Financial Services Summit held July 16th to 18th, 2019. I immediately started to reflect on the past decade and how fortunate I've been to be involved in a large number of data rich projects, ...

ones that have required lots of diverse considerations as to how information is handled. These have traditionally always been very manual and time-consuming, inevitably expensive processes. From a technologist’s point of view, anything manual is worrying, prone to error and in the end, make IT look bad.

Many cloud migrations end up as a thunderstorm, financial services organisations must embrace the cloud, but it is not as simple as just running up an application off-prem. Problems are common, identifiable and avoidable. There are many factors to consider, including the location of the cloud data centre, the type of data being processed and who is accessing it (and from where). Additional considerations such as data transfer and cloud suitability all need to be fully worked through before placing functionality outside of the corporate network.

Solidatus helps to plan the strategy and migration path to the cloud by plotting data/processing boundaries, providing control and transparency for stakeholders and smoothing the transition to the future state. Click below to view the webinar and learn more.

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Author: Philip Miller

Co-Founder, Senior Architect, Analyst and Engineer with over 20 years’ experience within Financial Services specialising in high performance computing, complex event processing and system integration. He is an acknowledged expert in real-time regulatory reporting.
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