Deploying VME ‘as a service’ solution Virgin Money gets a secure, scalable and flexible mainframe solution for years to come
"The journey will transform the VME solution into a robust, next generation upgrade, ready for any future challenges in the financial industry. And, all the while, the relationship between Virgin Money and Fujitsu has strengthened."
Thanks to close collaboration with Fujitsu, Virgin Money now has a clear roadmap for transforming its critical banking mainframe to an ‘as a service’ model.
With more than three million customers, Virgin Money is one of the UK’s leading retail banks. Wanting to provide a new approach to banking, its corporate mission is to make ‘everyone better off’. This philosophy dictates that the bank offers excellent value to customers, treats employees well, makes a positive contribution to society and delivers a profit to shareholders.
Virgin Money’s VME mainframe was reaching its end of support contract, which provided the bank with the opportunity to consider its future mainframe strategy.
A close and deepening relationship between Virgin Money and Fujitsu convinced the bank that its best route forward was a VME ‘as a service’ solution, with Fujitsu taking responsibility for the management, support and development of the architecture.
- Capability to scale up and provide processing power on demand
- Enhanced, long-term support and maintenance for the mainframe, through Fujitsu’s ability to deepen and widen the pool of expertise made available
- Innovative technologies open data to new interfaces, such as RESTful APIs, which can be made available to mobile apps
- Enhanced business-critical security and reliability