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How FinTech Origo adopted cloud best practices for agility and reduced time to market.

By opting to work with Cloudsoft, Origo improved their AWS usage for mission-critical applications. Cloudsoft helped to ensure cloud best practices are adopted and continually followed to achieve higher levels of security, resilience and agility.

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About Origo

Origo is a FinTech company based in Edinburgh, Scotland, dedicated to improving the operational efficiency of the UK’s financial services industry. Origo is owned by UK financial services groups, and thus is focused on building and operating solutions to enable financial organisations to save time, money and resources, enabling exceptional customer outcomes. 

Although Origo has its own on-prem data centres, it is increasingly using AWS for green-field application development.

The Challenge

Origo operates in heavily regulated industries: security, compliance, governance and reliability are all paramount. At the same time, Origo is looking for cost-efficient solutions and increased agility.

Cloud adoption presents many opportunities, but also challenges. For example, there are new architectures and development practices to learn, and the separation between application and infrastructure is more blurred. Cloud adoption can also make it easier to make mistakes that impact security or that rack up £1000s of accidental costs very quickly.

Why Choose Cloudsoft

Dan Godley, Head of Development at Origo says they wanted the expertise of Cloudsoft to:

leverage their practical experience to ensure we use the cloud in a more structured, efficient and pragmatic way. We've seen a lot of value from working with Cloudsoft.

This started through a series of Well-Architected Reviews: intense sessions to deep dive into all aspects of the application including operational excellence, security, reliability, performance efficiency and cost optimisation. It continued with advice and help to adopt cloud best practices, to put in place guardrails and governance, and to upskill the Origo team.

The Benefits

The Origo team have seen a number of benefits from their Well-Architected Reviews and working with Cloudsoft:

  • Cloud adoption and cloud usage is now more structured and consistent;
  • Customers can be even more confident in the security and reliability of Origo’s cloud usage;
  • Having cloud experts available for reviews and advice increased knowledge and confidence, while also efficiently steering projects towards the most appropriate architectures, tooling and cloud best practices;
  • The team’s cloud knowledge and capabilities have expanded and improved;
  • The IT Operations and Development teams are now more aligned in their use of AWS, and employing DevOps best practices.

 

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Benefits

Cloud adoption and cloud usage is now more structured and consistent

The team’s cloud knowledge and capabilities have expanded and improved.

The IT Operations and Development teams are now more aligned in their use of AWS, and employing DevOps best practices.