One of the world's largest banks wanted to create a private cloud across its six data centers and some of its lab environments. The bank had to overcome several technical challenges, including migrating applications that used a backend Sybase database management system as well as issues with monitoring the migration's progress.
The bank lacked a structured approach and ran into problems with manual workflows and ad hoc communications when it tried to carry out the migration internally. Its line-of-business teams were also reluctant to participate in the transformation program. The bank engaged Cognizant to consolidate its scattered technology footprint, reduce its reliance on legacy applications with security vulnerabilities and categorize nearly 4,000 applications.