Metro Bank on cloud nine

Metro Bank on cloud nine

UK-based challenger bank Metro Bank has moved its IT infrastructure to a Rackspace managed cloud solution.

Rackspace says this has reduced the bank’s close-of-business processing time by 50% and report production time by two-thirds.

According to the vendor, Metro Bank was able to “seamlessly” migrate its entire infrastructure, including its core banking operations (run on Temenos’ T24), digital offerings (Backbase) and ATMs, to Rackspace’s cloud offering.

Metro Bank uses a Rackspace Dedicated Server Solution. It is also using DevOps to roll out new services as it moves towards automated management. The infrastructure includes disaster recovery capabilities.

The migration project took 12 months and “was delivered on time, on budget and without any costly downtime, with applications starting to go online within six weeks”, Rackspace states.

“Rackspace just gets us – they understand our culture and share our values,” says Aisling Kane, COO at Metro Bank.

“You can’t underestimate the power of people. They have exceeded our expectations.”