Atom Bank opts for Google Cloud
UK-based challenger Atom Bank has selected Google Cloud to underpin its application and product development.
The bank had been using a third-party data centre since 2015. According to Google, the “clear benefits” of the cloud for spinning up new products and services meant that Atom turned to the Google Cloud solution.
“The types of products we offer today run very effectively on our current technologies, but things have changed,” says Atom Bank CTO Rana Bhattacharya.
Atom revealed in July that a £50 million funding round would go towards creating products on a new cloud-based platform provided by Thought Machine, a core banking provider led by Paul Taylor, a former Google head of text-to-speech.
“To take advantage of cloud native innovation and ensure we can meet anyone in the race for speed and efficiency we’re replatforming the bank,” adds Bhattacharya on the Google deal. “By leveraging Google Cloud we are delivering core business needs and creating an architecture that is efficient and resilient.
“Atom’s vision for banking and our scale ambitions make building in the cloud the natural way for us to develop and grow,” says Bhattacharya. “The quality of the relationship and the tooling on offer made Google Cloud the ideal partner for fulfilling this ambition.”
The Atom Bank CTO says that the selection also happened because it wanted a “partner, not just a provider”.