Synthesis – DevOps and Amazon Web Services for the Financial Sector

Synthesis provides specialised software, technology consulting and integration solutions for the Financial Services (FS) sector, helping banks, insurance companies, investment, insurtech and fintech companies increase their agility, innovate, scale rapidly and meet the new realities of IT and business delivery.

Today, in a connected world, the lines between technical innovation and business innovation are hard to distinguish. Digital realities—disruption, rapid change, the need for greater innovation and speed to market—demand a new level of responsiveness. Synthesis uses agile and lean-inspired approaches and the flexibility, instant provisioning and massive scalability of cloud architectures and services to help its FS clients respond dynamically to change, seize opportunity and drive competitiveness.

To do so we have built a deep DevOps and Amazon Web Services (AWS) competence.

On top of our two decades of experience in the FS sector, we layer over five years’ experience with AWS and DevOps approaches. We have achieved over 65 AWS certifications and have a strong technology and strategy team of more than 85 people. We have delivered over a dozen AWS-supported DevOps projects to our clients across the FS spectrum—from startups to industry-leading FS organisations.

Synthesis – DevOps and Amazon Web Services for the Financial Sector

Synthesis provides specialised software, technology consulting and integration solutions for the Financial Services (FS) sector, helping banks, insurance companies, investment, insurtech and fintech companies increase their agility, innovate, scale rapidly and meet the new realities of IT and business delivery.

Today, in a connected world, the lines between technical innovation and business innovation are hard to distinguish. Digital realities—disruption, rapid change, the need for greater innovation and speed to market—demand a new level of responsiveness. Synthesis uses agile and lean-inspired approaches and the flexibility, instant provisioning and massive scalability of cloud architectures and services to help its FS clients respond dynamically to change, seize opportunity and drive competitiveness.

To do so we have built a deep DevOps and Amazon Web Services (AWS) competence.

On top of our two decades of experience in the FS sector, we layer over five years’ experience with AWS and DevOps approaches. We have achieved over 65 AWS certifications and have a strong technology and strategy team of more than 85 people. We have delivered over a dozen AWS-supported DevOps projects to our clients across the FS spectrum—from startups to industry-leading FS organisations.

DevOps and Amazon Web Services

The first African AWS Advanced Partner. We leverage the increasingly powerful capabilities of DevOps approaches and Web architecture and services to help our FS clients to develop, realise and scale innovation faster, to perform at digital pace and to transform.

We have built our DevOps and AWS competence by adhering to DevOps principles and best practices:

  • We introduce agile software methodologies to our clients and our projects.
  • We use continuous integration and deployment methodologies, leveraging AWS Developer Tools and Infrastructure as Code sevices such as AWS’ CloudFormation and Terraform.
  • We employ proactive monitoring, alerting and continuous compliance, services enabled by AWS CloudWatch and AWS Config, among others, to build more resilient systems,

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DevOps and Amazon Web Services

The first African AWS Advanced Partner. We leverage the increasingly powerful capabilities of DevOps approaches and Web architecture and services to help our FS clients to develop, realise and scale innovation faster, to perform at digital pace and to transform.

We have built our DevOps and AWS competence by adhering to DevOps principles and best practices:

  • We introduce agile software methodologies to our clients and our projects.
  • We use continuous integration and deployment methodologies, leveraging AWS Developer Tools and Infrastructure as Code sevices such as AWS’ CloudFormation and Terraform.
  • We employ proactive monitoring, alerting and continuous compliance, services enabled by AWS CloudWatch and AWS Config, among others, to build more resilient systems,

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Financial Services – Digital Leadership, Transformation

Synthesis helps FS organisations modernise, be agile.

There is no technology outside the cloud that allows FS companies—from startups to established leaders and traditional legacy-encumbered organisations—to take advantage of digital opportunities faster and as effectively".

The FS sector is one of the most digitally disrupted and fast evolving sectors. To remain competitive, these organisations need to make use of new technologies and agile approaches to drive deeper customer engagement, increase efficiencies and service levels, engage with ecosystem partners and bring innovative products to market faster.

FS organisations are challenged to:

  • Create new solutions for a digital age customer that wants fast, seamless omni-channel access and personalised services.
  • Meet new, more stringent regulatory requirements.
  • Leverage new technologies to drive innovation, efficiency and speed to market.

They need to make use of new technologies—from cloud computing to digital channels, blockchain, big data, advanced analytics to AI and IoT—to inform these solutions and they need new IT delivery approaches to drive time to market.

Download our brochure to learn more about services and approach

Watch the video to learn more on how Synthesis and AWS are enabling innovation for our clients.

Financial Services – Digital Leadership, Transformation

Synthesis helps FS organisations modernise, be agile.

There is no technology outside the cloud that allows FS companies—from startups to established leaders and traditional legacy-encumbered organisations—to take advantage of digital opportunities faster and as effectively".

The FS sector is one of the most digitally disrupted and fast evolving sectors. To remain competitive, these organisations need to make use of new technologies and agile approaches to drive deeper customer engagement, increase efficiencies and service levels, engage with ecosystem partners and bring innovative products to market faster.

FS organisations are challenged to:

  • Create new solutions for a digital age customer that wants fast, seamless omni-channel access and personalised services.
  • Meet new, more stringent regulatory requirements.
  • Leverage new technologies to drive innovation, efficiency and speed to market.

They need to make use of new technologies—from cloud computing to digital channels, blockchain, big data, advanced analytics to AI and IoT—to inform these solutions and they need new IT delivery approaches to drive time to market.

Download our brochure to learn more about services and approach

Watch the video to learn more on how Synthesis and AWS are enabling innovation for our clients.

Synthesis, with its AWS and DevOps capabilities, helps deliver these advantages.

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    We helped startup insurtech Investsure complete its online share buyer fraud protection insurance solution in just a few months, with an open API and cost-effective serverless AWS architecture that will allow the company to scale globally when ready.

  • Stanlib

    We helped Stanlib, a leader in specialist asset management, develop and integrate a single sign-on capability for 180,000+ people in just six months using DevOps practices and AWS services. The SSO solution services its enterprise employees and facilitates customer access on multiple insurance products. The solution can quickly be applied to provide customers with access to other subsidiary products when needed.

  • Investec

    We worked with Investec to design and implement future AWS based architecture for their global Investec.com digital platform. For this solution, we leveraged the core AWS services to provide a highly secure internet facing network design. An elastic container architecture allowed for continuous delivery of features, as well as the ability to meet the growing demand of customers on the platform.

  • Large Loyalty Provider

    We worked closely with the loyalty team to implement a HIPAA compliant security policy around the management of member data at rest. Our solution architecture leveraged the AWS CloudHSM devices, integrated into an elastic RDS cluster enabling encryption of data within the data persistence tier of the application.

  • VATIT

    We worked in collaboration with VATIT to design and implement its application container architecture. This was used to host the large scale data processing functions for the business. As a part of this process, we leveraged AWS core services to provide a highly secure and interconnected network and implemented a large scale multi-tenant, and multi-region Kubernetes cluster for hosting of both internet-facing and internal processing line-of-business applications. This reduced their integration and processing window down from weeks to hours.

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