PVcomBank picks CMC Telecom to provide cloud powered by AWS

Vietnam Public Joint-stock Commercial Bank (PVcomBank) and CMC Telecom’s technology experts deployed last July the OpenShift-based service integration backbone (ESB) on the AWS cloud.

Established in 2013, PVcomBank has built a network of more than 110 transaction points in 28 provinces and cities with a staff of over 4,000 people and total assets of nearly 200 trillion Vietnamese dong (about US$8.8 billion).

PVcomBank focuses on improving and developing the electronic payment segment by offering card products with numerous features and promotions tailored to the customers’ needs. 

PVcomBank and technology experts from CMC Telecom, an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner in Vietnam, collaborated to deploy the ESB system running on the Redhat Openshift platform on the AWS Cloud. This is a critical first step in laying the groundwork for PVcomBank’s major technology applications and projects in 2021 and the following years.

Le Anh Vu, Chief Innovation Officer of CMC Telecom, said they have achieved the Advanced Consulting Partner status  due to its strong preparation of technology resources with more than 200 Cloud experts, as well as the highest level of AWS certified capabilities, particularly the ability to operate hybrid cloud in conjunction with Amazon cloud and private cloud at CMC Telecom’s Tier 3 Data Centre.

Trinh Vinh Hien, deputy director of PVcomBank’s IT division, said they see infrastructure automation (IaaS), cloud computing (Cloud Native), reliability, scalability, and infrastructure growth (SRE) as the fastest growing opportunities and long-term value chains for both PVcomBank and our customers.

During the Covid-19 pandemic, PVcomBank’s digital transformation process necessitates the promotion of plans to ensure the continuous and stable distribution of all products and services in PVcomBank’s vast digital ecosystem of customers and Open Banking partners. 

“One of these plans was to collaborate with partners such as CMC Telecom and Amazon to build a solid infrastructure foundation to modernize the business continuity model and provide flexible resource scalability during difficult times,” he said.