As a fintech organisation, security was a top priority for us. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) offers a host of security benefits that are significantly harder to manage at scale using physical infrastructure.
Our technology has been recognised as some of the best in the industry. We plan our infrastructure 12 months in advance to add value to the customers and businesses we bring onboard every day. The migration to Google Cloud Platform helps our IT systems be agile enough to build quickly to meet the needs of our ever-developing customers.
The main challenge for us was the time frames we had to work within. The team was concerned that moving to the cloud would be time-consuming and potentially redirect a lot of manpower from other projects.
The expertise gap was also a factor, having not been through this process as a business before. To fill that gap, we decided to work with a partner rather than building all the expertise in-house. We needed to find a partner to provide us with the knowledge and experience to migrate and adapt our IT systems.
CTS addressed both of these challenges for us. By working with an expert partner, we have managed to minimise any disruption to our business and streamline the process to make it the most efficient.
The team at CTS came highly recommended by Google. Their experts have in-depth knowledge of GCP, they have helped us to design a whole new infrastructure and achieve the future-proofing our business was looking for from an IT perspective.
In the planning stage, CTS worked with Judopay to create a comprehensive statement of works, researching our current infrastructure and understanding our goals, allowing them to create a solution tailored to our needs. It’s also important to prepare for any unforeseen issues that might arise, although obviously these can’t be planned for! Be clear on the expertise you have in-house and how this blends with your chosen partner. Open communication with a knowledgeable partner is critical for success.
It is also important to choose a team of people that are easy to work with and will act as a true extension of your business. CTS has a clear partnership ethos, which allowed them to properly integrate with our company. This should be essential when looking for the right partner, as you will be working with them for some time.
The benefits that GCP offers makes it the ideal solution for our growing company. GCP’s security, scalability and competitive pricing, coupled with CTS’ expertise made it a winning combination. Judopay is delighted with the results so far, and excited to use this change in infrastructure to continue innovating ahead of the market in the future.