Microsoft Azure: Microsoft forms cloud agreement with Suncorp

Jan 19, 2023 | Posted by MadalineDunn

Suncorp Group and Microsoft have announced a three-year agreement, which will witness Suncorp increase its cloud footprint in Microsoft Azure while it winds down on-premise data centers. Suncorp has outlined its intentions to migrate 90% of workloads to the cloud by the end of this year. Its remaining applications are set to be relocated to new colocation sites in Sydney, in preparation to exit their data centers by January 2024.

According to the company, this deal will enable it to build and deploy digital solutions for customers and "foster collaborative hybrid working."

Charles Pizzato, Executive General Manager of IT Infrastructure at Suncorp Group, commented: "Suncorp is a purpose-driven organisation that has embraced cloud computing and modernised its technology platforms, to lead the insurance sector in delivering innovative customer experiences, at lower cost and lower risk to the business." 

Adding: "Suncorp's cloud journey started in 2013 and today 65% of our applications are in the cloud. We have chosen to partner with Microsoft to enable us to achieve our strategic transformation goals and innovation agenda. We are always looking for opportunities to leverage cloud infrastructure to be more agile and responsive to market needs. Once we've migrated our workloads to the cloud, we'll be able to build and deploy digital solutions for our customers at game-changing speed."

Meanwhile, Duncan Taylor, General Manager Financial Services Industry at Microsoft Australia and New Zealand, said: "We're excited to play an even greater role in Suncorp's cloud strategy and workplace evolution as the next step in our longstanding partnership. Together, we will empower its people to connect, collaborate and innovate in new ways that deliver better customer outcomes."

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