Improving Business Operations and Executing a Growth Strategy with an Agile Cloud
As cloud technology has evolved, it continues to take the friction out of the entirety of an organization’s technology operations, with a corresponding impact on the ability of a business to adopt emerging technologies and apply them quickly in response to market conditions. Witness McLean, Virginia-based Capital One, which shuttered its last remaining data center in 2020—the end of a five year effort to migrate its entire technology infrastructure to a public cloud. It was a strategic move, explains Chris Nims, senior vice president for cloud and productivity engineering with the bank. “The cloud allows us to leverage the newest technology, effective immediately, and at a significant discount compared to doing it in our own data centers,” he says, enabling Capital One to create new digital products and services quickly and to support the highly automated business processes that run them.