UOB Deploys Secure Virtual Desktop for 3,000 of its IT Staff Using VMWare

UOB Deploys Secure Virtual Desktop for 3,000 of its IT Staff Using VMWare

by November 4, 2020
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United Overseas Bank (UOB) has picked VMware, provider of cloud computing and virtualisation software and services, to deploy a secure virtual desktop for its team of information technology (IT) developers. According to their statement, the deployment was done in only 21 days instead taking up three months.

UOB DevTop provides IT developers with a secure sandbox to test and to implement upgrades to UOB’s digital services and solutions, which they said enabled its IT developers to meet the bank’s software development schedules without disruption or delay as they move to work from home.

UOB DevTop was developed by integrating VMware’s virtual desktop solution VMware Horizon with UOB’s IT and hybrid cloud infrastructures.

UOB did not need to install hardware servers on its premises even as it expanded its computing capacity to meet the surge in load with 3,000 IT developers working remotely.

Ms Susan Hwee, Head of Group Technology and Operations, UOB, said,

Susan Hwee, Head of Group Technology and Operations, UOB

Susan Hwee

“Tapping our technology and cloud infrastructure, coupled with VMware’s solutions, we developed and deployed a more secure virtual desktop solution at an unprecedented pace and scale. This enabled our team of 3,000 IT developers to continue to support the bank’s business activities and innovation drive without compromising on security.”

Mr Sanjay K. Deshmukh, Managing Director and Vice President, Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware, said,

 Sanjay K. Deshmukh, Managing Director and Vice President, Southeast Asia and Korea, VMware

Sanjay K. Deshmukh

“We are excited to continue our partnership with UOB, supporting their operational needs while enabling them to comply with the bank’s stringent security and data privacy requirements. With VMware’s industry-leading digital workspace and hybrid cloud solutions, we are confident UOB will continue to forge ahead as a leading bank in the region, serving a diverse customer base spread across different industries effectively and more securely,”

In August, UOB launched it ASEAN digital bank, TMRW, in Indonesia. In September, the bank unveiled its all-in-one mobile banking app UOB Mighty in Malaysia, featuring a new user interface and features which utilises artificial intelligence to help customers spend and save more wisely.

In the same month, the bank also launched UOB Infinity, a new mobile app for its clients across region that provides businesses with features such as a customisable desktop, cash management capabilities and trade services.

 

Featured image credit: Edited from Unsplash

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