Brazils’ Bradesco is to use IBM’s new private cloud platform to to create new microservices that extend banking information, such as account balances, to mobile devices.
Bradesco is already using IBM’s Watson AI system to assist employees with answering customer questions and IBM mainframes to support rapid growth in mobile transactions.
Bradesco’s CIO Walkiria Marchetti comments on the move to the cloud: “IBM Cloud Private is part of Bradesco’s strategy to enable our customers to access their data and complete financial transactions wherever and however is most convenient for them. It advances this strategy by extending core applications to a cloud-native environment where our developers can more quickly launch and update digital services for customers while maintaining our requirements for security.”
Launched just last quarter, IBM Cloud Private can be installed on a wide range of enterprise systems to create a private cloud with an architecture and capabilities consistent with the public IBM Cloud.
Big Blue says that more than 150 clients have already signed up for IBM Cloud Private including Bradesco, Finland insurer Ilmarinen and Macedonian payments operator KIBS.