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CSI is extremely honoured to be named winner of the 2021 IBM Beacon Award for the Most Innovative IBM Hybrid Cloud Solution with IBM Power Systems.

The IBM Beacon Awards celebrate the next generation of innovators that use IBM and Red Hat technology to power transformative solutions.

Only 17 companies from around the world were selected by a panel of judges including industry specialists, IBM executives and analysts who recognised how these solutions enable client success.

Read about the award-winning solution here.

CSI is an IBM Platinum Business Partner – the highest level of the IBM PartnerWorld program.

This elite status reflects CSI’s three decades of experience building exceptional skills in IBM infrastructure, security, cognitive computing and applications.

The development of the CSI PowerCloud, a private cloud for IBM Power Systems running IBM i, AIX or Linux, made us a founder member of the IBM Power Cloud Provider programme.

FNZ, the global fintech company that acquired leading UK-based developer JHC, offers clients a fully integrated front-to-back office solution with a web interface for client and agent access. In a traditional ISV model, the client would be responsible for the underlying IT environment, but today’s wealth managers don’t want to be hindered by investment in IT infrastructure and operations.

Challenge

FNZ recognised that clients’ success and growth depend on access to innovative, agile, and cost-effective solutions. Therefore the business decided to offer a software-as-a-service (SaaS) model that can change as clients’ business grows.

By delivering excellent IT services, reducing operational risk and costs, FNZ will enable firms to concentrate on managing the relationships with their clients.

Solution

FNZ selected CSI as a cloud partner – initially to host the Figaro application in a monitored and managed environment that is easy to configure, scalable, and protected with enterprise-grade cyber security services.

The CSI PowerCloud offers a secure platform based on the latest IBM Power Systems as well as Windows and Linux-based virtual machines, together with tiered storage and data protection services.

Outcomes

The success of offering Figaro from the CSI PowerCloud encouraged FNZ to launch its Neon platform as a SaaS model only. This has opened up new markets for FNZ which is having a positive return on sales revenues and market share.

CSI’s cloud services allow FNZ to focus on delivering the value of their wealth management software and digital transformation services to their clients with the confidence that the underlying systems are available 24×7 – operated by a trusted partner who understands how digital assets behave in commercially critical environments.

OUTCOMES DASHBOARD

60+

More than 60 financial institutions utilise FNZ software every day – either on-site or as a managed service.

150BN

Total assets under management exceed £150bn. AUM per client ranges from £100m to more than £15bn.

50K

FNZ’s Figaro front, middle, and back-office solution successfully supports over 50,000 trades every day.