Wells Fargo to Use Google, Microsoft Azure Cloud Services to Support New Digital Strategy

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Wells Fargo & Company announced today its new digital infrastructure strategy, combining a multi-cloud approach with third-party data centres to drive technological speed, agility, and scalability for its customers and employees.

Central to the digital infrastructure strategy is Wells Fargo’s selection of two industry leaders as its public cloud providers: Microsoft Azure as its primary public cloud provider and Google Cloud providing additional business-critical public cloud services, the company said.

Wells Fargo will leverage the Microsoft Azure platform to empower the creation of innovative solutions across all bank functions and provide a trusted and secure foundation for strategic business workloads. The two companies will partner to use critical data and analytics services to accelerate Wells Fargo’s digital transformation, including delivering enhanced customer experiences and enabling increased employee collaboration. Google Cloud will drive advanced workloads, and complex artificial intelligence and data solutions, allowing the company to move faster on driving personalised experiences for its customers and clients.

An integral part of the digital infrastructure strategy is a secure and compliant cloud platform that will provide protections to safeguard the data, privacy, and financial assets of Wells Fargo’s customers, with a focus on data confidentiality.

As an additional element of the new digital infrastructure strategy, Wells Fargo will transition to a set of third-party-owned data centres, while the company’s longer-term aspirations are to rely predominantly on public cloud.

These facilities will complement the public cloud offerings of Microsoft and Google Cloud with both private cloud and traditional hosting services to create a secure, resilient, and flexible technology foundation for the company’s transformation.

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