Rafay Systems, a leading platform provider for Kubernetes Operations, today announced that MoneyGram has selected Rafay Kubernetes Operations Platform (KOP) as its Kubernetes provider and Amazon Web Services (AWS) as its global cloud provider. Through these relationships, MoneyGram is building a best-in-class Kubernetes operating practice and further expanding cloud-native application development and infrastructure modernization initiatives.
MoneyGram is one of the leading global brands powering cross-border money transfers, having served more than 150 million people over the past five years. More than five years ago, the company embarked on a digital transformation initiative to rapidly evolve its business model and deliver innovative financial solutions that connect communities around the world. Today, MoneyGram leverages its modern, mobile-friendly, API-based platform and works with the world’s leading brands to serve consumers through its direct-to-consumer digital channel, global retail network and business. integrated financing for corporate clients.
“Our strategic digital transformation initiative is key to achieving our goal of providing modern financial solutions to customers around the world,” said Joe Vaughan, chief technology officer at MoneyGram. “In cooperation with Rafay and AWS, we are able to deliver innovative new products and services to the global market faster and manage them cost-effectively.”
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By leveraging Rafay and AWS, MoneyGram launched a fully functional Kubernetes operations practice in less than three months and was able to achieve the following:
- Standardize on Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service (Amazon EKS): MoneyGram’s choice of Amazon EKS gives them access to the flexibility of Kubernetes with the security, scalability, and resiliency of a fully managed AWS service.
- Standardize the cluster and the environment: MoneyGram now has an easier way to centrally define and manage clusters and environments across multiple internal teams and AWS Regions.
- Secure and control developer access: MoneyGram now has a high level of control over developer and operator access to the Kubernetes infrastructure, with simplified management of isolation boundaries between development teams, as well as central auditing of all activities of developers and operators.
- Reduce Kubernetes management overhead: By leveraging the Rafay platform, MoneyGram’s Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) team can now focus on higher value product innovation activities, rather than managing in continuously the complexities of managing Kubernetes.
“It’s amazing how quickly a company can accelerate its path to modernization by moving to the cloud and standardizing on Kubernetes,” said Haseeb Budhani, CEO and co-founder of Rafay Systems. “MoneyGram teams are deploying more applications in AWS faster than ever before, and we couldn’t be more proud of the collaboration between the three companies as we strive to play a small part in MoneyGram’s continued success.
“Customers around the world are modernizing their applications faster with Amazon EKS,” said barry cooks, Vice President, Kubernetes at AWS. “We’re excited to be working with Rafay to help MoneyGram streamline their Kubernetes operations so they can focus on what matters most: delivering innovative products to their end users.”
“MoneyGram’s modernization strategy is building the future of digital payments,” continued Joe Vaughan, Chief Technology Officer at MoneyGram International. “It means we must reinvent the way family and friends send money around the world and reinvent the way we deliver our products and services to our customers.”
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