IBM Transforms its Software to be Cloud-Native and Run on Any Cloud with Red Hat

Fiducia & GAD IT AG, an IT service provider for the banking industry, implemented RedHat OpenShift to transform its customer experience.

"Fiducia & GAD IT AG is using Red Hat OpenShift as a base container platform to enhance the customer experience and transform parts of their core banking environment to become more agile and customer centric," said Birgit Frohnhoff, CIO, Fiducia & GAD IT AG. "We're excited to learn more about the potential of IBM's Cloud Pak for Data to enhance our analytical, big data and machine learning capabilities."

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1 Performance measurements were gathered within a controlled test environment at IBM Silicon Valley Labs using IBM data virtualization against various 100TB data sources. The measurements taken in May 2019 and performance gains are compared to IBM federation.
2 Responses from IBM customers surveyed and Ovum's own data indicate that the speed to market can be reduced by as much as 84%, depending on which market is being evaluated. Figure 1 shows the reduction in time to market in the fintech sector achieved using IBM Cloud Private, which was on average a drop from 180 days to 15 days. Sources  (Page 6)
3 Based on customer experience and Total Economic Impact methodology developed by Forrester Research, Inc. ( The Total Economic Impact of an API Management Solution, February 2017), which includes the following statements on development savings "A 30% improvement in time-to-market for internal development of data and analytics projects" "A 35% improvement in time-to-market projects by public developers consuming APIs" This includes a breakdown to cost savings specifically that is much higher than what we are claiming here. The study surveyed IBM customers. 
4 Forrester: The Total Economic Impact™ Of The IBM Automation Platform For Digital Business - "With the Operational Decision Manager, the bank was able to set up workflows that enable faster approval of 80% of all loan requests. "Some loan approval processes were taking days, sometimes four to 10 days depending on the exceptions; now 80% of our loan applications flow straight through and are done in seconds." Source – 
5 Reducing the operational expense of supporting large-scale dynamic cloud-native environments is a key value proposition of container management platforms. The survey discovered that, on average, organizations achieved a 75% reduction in operational overhead in managing the cloud-native environment. This operational efficiency gain comes in three main areas identified by the survey where using a container management platform approach to cloud-native management yields savings.
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