Unleash the full potential of your organisation by leveraging our cloud enabling solutions

Cloud technology has shifted from a distant futuristic disruptor to a well-anchored standard across multiple industries, including banking and insurances. Nowadays most corporations have moved beyond closed and monolithic legacy IT systems into the cloud and benefit from its scalable nature and high value built-in tools such as machine learning and advanced analytics; enabling them to improve efficiency and operational costs as well as to develop new services and business cases which generate new revenue streams. In this context, companies shall consider the move to the cloud, not an option anymore, but rather an imperative to stay competitive.

Cloud journey

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Assess

Why migrate to the cloud? Identify stakeholder, establish governance, formualte business case, create buy-in across the board, determine strategy

Initiate

Select cloud vendor(s), perform cloud readiness assessment, communicate cloud vision, create a landing zone, mobilize migration teams

Migrate

Empower cloud migration teams, set up cloud design authority, scale up migration teams, iterate "minimum viable cloud"-continous refinement, set up cloud operating model

Iterate

Handover migrated applications to operational teams, provide managed services, iterate and innovate

We at GFT believe in a gradual and pragmatic approach, selecting the right use cases and processes, and building up your presence in the cloud step by step. With every successful iteration your teams capitalize on the gained experience and are optimally enabled for the next steps of your cloud journey.

Benefits of the Cloud

Reducing maintenance and infrastructure costs

Fast innovation and shorter time-to-market

Client data insights allow customised services

Swiss drivers

Swiss banks have been traditionally cautious towards cloud adoption, mainly due to regulatory constraints such as data secrecy. These concerns are progressively fading and we see Swiss banks increasingly embracing the cloud. The main drivers of this adoption are reported as follows:

  • business capabilities unrelated to client data (e.g. financial instruments management, liquidity reporting, risk management) can be moved to the cloud without regulatory risks 
  • The Swiss Banking Association and the FINMA provide specific guidelines to facilitate a progressive cloud adoption for banks
  • Some banks experience competitiveness drawbacks vs. international competitors, ahead in their cloud journey
  • Major cloud providers are increasingly committing to Switzerland and addressing banking regulatory concerns, both with the banks and the regulator
  • The usage of Hybrid clouds has proven to be a strong option that combines the benefits of multiple coexisting types of clouds

GFT Services along your Cloud-Journey

At GFT, we have established a collection of cloud-agnostic assets that will accelerate your cloud adoption journey. In line with our gradual and pragmatic approach, these assets are bespoke to specific use cases which have proved to be among the most compelling for our clients.

Design the future state

Framing the proposed target state cloud architecture, whilst establishing a successful roadmap for incorporating cloud into strategic technology landscapes. Business and technology teams work closely together to deliver a plan for the most effective combination of hybrid and multi-cloud for the individual organisation.

What is your business case?

Designed to help build the business case for migrating to the cloud, involving close collaboration to deliver value for your organization. The service baselines the current state and provides necessary inputs into the decision-making processes concerning stability, scalability and maintainability. The assessment contains, inter alia, modelling of the total cost of ownership (TCO) as well as security compliance.

Agile mindset for Cloud migration

Our delivery methodology for cloud migration uses agile delivery processes and engineering best practices, with business and technology teams working closely together to deliver efficient working software and code, utilizing re-usable, repeatable design patterns. We place a strong emphasis on ‘face-to-face’ communication, transparency and honesty, building mutual trust, thereby ensuring a safe migration to the cloud.

Migration of large legacy solutions

Legacy and Mainframe migration is key for organisations aiming to improve service, reduce costs and increase agility. The GFT approach is structured in a series of specific phases up to the adoption and operation, while providing awareness, assessing the value, risks and opportunity of migration. Serving upon experience of successfully delivering on large core mainframe solutions, migrate your old monolithic mainframes into the cloud!

Clean, modern and creative visual style

GFT will act as your strategic design partner for your cloud adoption journey. Cloud deployments will typically benefit from a DesignOps strategy to complement and embed DevOps processes and best practices, that are key to success.

Tranquility Base framework

GFT created the multi-cloud framework “Tranquility Base” to provide Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) for Cloud Landing Zones and application infrastructure. It deploys the platform and tools to enable implementation of a ‘cloud operating model’. It contains the foundational infrastructure needed to accelerate the migration of your applications to the cloud and includes management controls required to ensure a safe transition from on-premise to cloud. Deploy your landing zone in the cloud in minutes instead of months!

GFT’s helps customers starting their journey in Machine Learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to understand the concepts and benefits and identify potential business use cases to which these techniques may be applied. The service is cloud agnostic, hence deployable with all cloud service providers and comprises an initial overview, ideation workshop, follow-up interviews and suggested actionable next steps.

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Cloud strategic plan

Designing the target cloud architecture, whilst establishing a roadmap to incorporate the cloud into strategic technology landscapes.

Cloud architectural review

Build the cloud business case, which delivers the best value for your organization including the total cost of ownership (TCO) and security compliance.

Agile cloud migration

Our delivery methodology for cloud migration uses agile delivery processes and engineering best practices and re-usable design patterns.

Cloud legacy migration

The GFT approach, is structured in specific value/risks adjusted delivery phases enabling the successful migration of large legacy solutions into the cloud!

Cloud user experience

Cloud deployments will benefit from a DesignOps strategy to embed DevOps processes. GFT will act as your strategic design partner and coach for your (...)

Cloud landing zone

GFT created the multi-cloud framework “Tranquility Base” to provide Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) for Cloud Landing Zones and application infrastructure.

Cloud machine learning discovery

Start your journey in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to identify potential use cases to which these techniques may be applied.

Cloud strategic plan

Designing the target cloud architecture, whilst establishing a roadmap to incorporate the cloud into strategic technology landscapes.

Cloud architectural review

Build the cloud business case, which delivers the best value for your organization including the total cost of ownership (TCO) and security compliance.

Agile cloud migration

Our delivery methodology for cloud migration uses agile delivery processes and engineering best practices and re-usable design patterns.

Cloud legacy migration

The GFT approach, is structured in specific value/risks adjusted delivery phases enabling the successful migration of large legacy solutions into the cloud!

Cloud user experience

Cloud deployments will benefit from a DesignOps strategy to embed DevOps processes. GFT will act as your strategic design partner and coach for your (...)

Cloud landing zone

GFT created the multi-cloud framework “Tranquility Base” to provide Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) for Cloud Landing Zones and application infrastructure.

Cloud machine learning discovery

Start your journey in machine learning (ML) and artificial intelligence (AI) to identify potential use cases to which these techniques may be applied.

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Luciano Rizza

Head of Consulting & Managing Director