First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), one of the largest financial institutions in the Middle East, and IBM Consulting have announced their joint effort to migrate more applications to the cloud.

This initiative is a crucial part of FAB’s ongoing evolution journey towards modernizing its digital infrastructure.

FAB is actively working alongside IBM Consulting to conduct a comprehensive discovery and assessment exercise of its applications. The primary objective is to determine the most effective approach for migrating these applications to cloud environments.

By doing so, FAB aims to optimise its technology infrastructure through a hybrid multi-cloud strategy. This strategy is expected to drive cost efficiency, enhance productivity, and create opportunities for innovation within the bank.

First Abu Dhabi Bank acting group chief technology officer Srinivasan Sampath said: “We are proud to be progressing steadily with our digital transformation journey, positioning us for further agility and growth.

“FAB is taking its partnership with IBM Consulting further to facilitate our cloud migration initiatives, allowing us to continue to provide a seamless digital experience to all our customer groups, develop new digital offerings in an agile manner and reduce our data center footprint.”

To execute this project, IBM Consulting will leverage its Delivery Curator framework. This industry-based, pattern-driven accelerator has been specifically designed to facilitate the end-to-end cloud migration process.

From the initial discovery phase to the final implementation, IBM’s framework will play a pivotal role in ensuring a seamless transition for FAB’s applications.

The announcement marks a significant milestone in the ongoing digital transformation journey of FAB. It represents a continued effort to enhance the bank’s digital platforms within a hybrid cloud environment.

The ultimate goal is to provide FAB’s customers with an unparalleled digital experience that seamlessly integrates with their banking needs.

IBM Consulting MEA executive partner Liaquat Parkar said: “IBM Consulting plays a key role in helping financial services companies modernise their offerings and migrate them to a hybrid cloud environment.

“As the UAE’s financial services landscape continues to evolve and digital transformation initiatives continue apace, banks are accelerating their digital initiatives. We look forward to building on our achievements with FAB to advance the bank’s ambitious cloud transformation journey.”