How Becoming Cloud-Native is Helping Businesses Overcome Digital
Transformation Challenges

Business models in virtually all industries are having to evolve with technological advancements. The architecture of cloud-native processes is increasingly substituting traditional software development techniques for one that is more flexible. It’s simple to maintain and build apps in the cloud, and it’s the ideal setting for collaborative development and testing. It also allows them to develop things that would be impossible to achieve using traditional methods that rely on on-premises technology.

These changes in application systems are disrupting the way organizations develop and maintain infrastructure. IT executives are grappling with the enormous change required to access the promise of digitalization, which is critical to generating corporate development and competitive advantage.

In their recent digital transformation report, Cotino interviewed digital innovators in various organisations to better understand how cloud-native technology is helping them overcome challenges.

The Cloud-First Approach

With passing time, cloud-native infrastructure increasingly becomes a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Applications are currently managed in place of the more conventional virtual infrastructure. Cloud architects handle data instead of virtual drives. Internally, the apps don’t retain any data; rather, they’re flexible and dispersed. Because resilience, compression, and data layouts are integrated into the data services, these new data services do not require old storage stacks.

Cloud-Native Architecture in Helping Businesses with Digital Transformation

Matt Davis

Matt became Head of Cloud Engineering at Lloyds Banking Group in 2017. He first assisted with launching the firm’s Open Banking platform before championing cloud-native infrastructure for the bank. His goals include digitization of the customer’s experience. Matt has facilitated this objective by spearheading several technical projects for the bank, including creating a plan to introduce containerization to the public cloud.

Going to great lengths to demonstrate data safety and security on top of speed and usability is the norm in the financial services industry. These cloud-based initiatives were crucial in establishing that customers could use new technology with sufficient security.

Neil Drennan

In 2018, Neil joined 10x Future Technologies (10x) to assist them in changing the way they undertake their banking operations. Years of expertise creating large-scale cloud infrastructure at Amazon, Sky, and the BBC were among his qualifications. His strategy emphasizes futureproofing and adaptability. He prioritizes these non-functional components first, ensuring that any subsequent services and features are built on solid foundations.

Neil and his team built the banking platform from the ground up to alleviate many of the bank’s most pressing technological issues. Neil was successful in establishing a smooth flow of communication and accountability throughout the company. The organization can now expand and adapt at an extraordinary rate as a consequence of its investment in robust architecture.

Craig Donald

In 2018, Craig joined the Football Association (FA) as their Chief Information Officer. His primary role was to oversee a digital transformation project. Craig’s first goal was to assist the FA in reimagining technology as a vital facilitator of football for fans, players and volunteers at all levels of the game. Craig has been working at the grassroots to integrate several offline and online services into an ecosystem of engaging digital apps.

Until lately, dealing with the FA was a complex and time-consuming process. Craig was the first to convert less than optimal technology stacks to completely automated, scalable, cloud-based alternatives.

Craig has taken advantage of Google Cloud’s capabilities to create the “Player Performance System” (PPS), which collects and analyses different player health and performance information. This improved connection with all English football participants will give everyone involved more time to enjoy the game.

Hima Mandali

Hima joined Solarisbank, Europe’s largest Banking-as-a-Service platform, in July 2019. As the Chief Technology Officer, he managed the expansion of the unique business model that enables companies to provide financial services almost instantaneously. Half of the company is technologically inclined, and each project needs an engineering perspective.

Solarisbank is quickly attracting new clients due to Hima’s dedication to designing an easy-to-use and flexible platform. This has allowed a new breed of financial services firms to focus on their customer experience rather than regulatory and technical difficulties.

The company offers a unique banking-as-a-service platform. With it, customers can use API endpoints to access the bank’s products, allowing them to create their own user experiences and financial solutions. Vivid Money, a German challenger bank, developed a whole new bank from the ground up in only five months because of the new platform’s simplicity.

Bringing about Cultural Change

The journey to cloud-native is more than simply a technological transfer; it’s an entire cultural revolution, as those who have already made the switch know. A culture of creativity must underlie a cloud-native strategy’s success, where individuals and teams are empowered to think cloud-native and comprehend the benefits of the approach. Senior executives must guarantee that every player is on the same side to fully realize this technology’s advantages.