RBL Bank to migrate 25 applications to AWS cloud by 2020 end

RBL Bank to migrate 25 applications to AWS cloud by 2020 end
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30 Nov, 2020

Seattle, Washington headquartered cloud giant Amazon Web Services is helping private banking company RBL Bank put its digital transformation initiatives into high gear. 

The Mumbai headquartered bank has already migrated more than 60 mission critical applications to AWS, including retail assets, business banking operations, human resources and customer facing websites from on-premise data-centers to the cloud, according to a statement released on Monday.

RBL plans to shift an additional 25 applications to AWS by the end of 2020.  AWS will use its portfolio of solutions covering cloud services, serverless and containers to help improve time to market at the bank along with automation and new customer experiences. 

“As we securely migrate our infrastructure to AWS, the user journey will become more and more seamless and intuitive,” Sankarson Banerjee, chief information officer, RBL Bank, said. 

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RBL said that AWS would help manage peak demand periods and help serve its base of over 8.7 million customers in India. 

Before migrating the other 25 applications to AWS, RBL would run a forecast of its IT (information technology) resources and capacity requirements. 

AWS added that it undertook a “30-in-30” project through which it aimed to migrate 30 applications from RBL’s legacy systems to the AWS cloud within 30 days. The company claims it achieved the goal in 25 days with the help of  CloudEndure Migration -- an AWS based tool for migrating legacy applications, third-party applications, and line-of-business applications to the AWS cloud. 

 “This( the partnership) unlocks new possibilities to further transform RBL Bank’s service offerings and engagement with customers,” Puneet Chandok, president, commercial business, India and South Asia, Amazon Internet Services, said. 

RBL currently uses AWS serverless computing through AWS Lambda, which it says helps to run code without the need to provision or manage servers. Meanwhile, AWS Fargate helps with containerization.