JPMorgan Chase deploys private cloud for 2,000 apps

JPMorgan Chase (JPMC) has completed the deployment of what is billed as one of the world's largest private cloud platform-as-a-service (Paas) projects.

The PaaS project covers four production data centres globally with a fifth coming online in the near future, and over 2,000 live apps that are custom built for the business.

The roll-out involved 500 JPMC PaaS app development teams to get support for the project, and every line of business is now said to be dependent on the technology.

JPMC is using PaaS architecture from Apprenda with the aim of achieving operational agility, to cut costs and increase business innovation.

Ian Penny at JPMC said: "The size of the JPMC application portfolio is large. We needed a proven enterprise grade private cloud PaaS that could handle our scale for both .NET and Java.

“Apprenda has the technology that could deliver on the private PaaS vision of savings and agility, transforming the way we develop and run applications firm-wide."

JPMC has over 80 percent of its custom application development in .NET and Java environments, with also over 80 percent of JPMC developers specialists in those two technologies.

Apprenda trumpets its "best in class" support for both .NET and Java, including automatic app level multi-tenancy and caching.
The supplier also provided self-help forums, code samples, self-guided training and full-blown live training sessions for JPMC developers to help ease the roll-out.

Earlier this month JPMC's UK arm confirmed it was cutting up to 180 jobs at its Swindon office. JP Morgan’s Swindon site provides middle and back office outsourcing services to a client, Threadneedle, which is leaving to go to another provider.

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