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OS in Finance Webinar - Accelerating DevOps, Cloud and Agile Transformation in Banks with Rancher

June 16, 2021

At one of our most recent FINOS Open Source in Finance Meetup / Webinars, FINOS Gold Members SUSE and Wipro came together to discuss how to accelerate devops, the cloud, and agile transformation in banks, using Rancher, by providing the necessary open source tools to engineering teams who might have limited or no access to public, private or hybrid cloud systems and tools.

This video is from a live virtual meetup conducted in the UK and US on 9 June 2021.

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Abstract: Rancher is a complete software stack for teams adopting containers. It addresses the operational and security challenges of managing multiple Kubernetes clusters, while providing DevOps teams with integrated tools for running containerized workloads.

By utilizing existing banking data centers and servers for the purpose of development “test & learn”, engineering teams in banks realize that Rancher provides a rich collection of engineering systems and tools that can be leveraged in sandboxed environments directly by engineering teams without the need to raise IT tickets or wait for slow, centralized banking decisions.

Learn how Wipro engineers use Rancher to build sandbox developer environments for banking engineering teams that included Jenkins, Nexus, Sonar, Vault, Gitlab, Web Servers, Grafana Prometheus Stack, ClamAV and Notary that engage lab specific K8 clusters where maintenance and operations of the environment is easy.

Not only does Rancher put banking engineering teams in control of their own development environments, but the tools Rancher provisions can be utilized as part of DevOps and tied to agile definitions that increase quality, efficiency and velocity, whilst reducing engineering costs.

This meetup demonstrates how Rancher can be applied to engineering in banking prior to cloud migration decisions and also educates the versatility of Kubernetes, Docker and Containers that should form part of all banking engineering strategies.


Speaker & HOST Bios 

Kevin Smith, Head of Pre-Sales EMEA, SUSE

Having worked in industry for over 20 years, Kevin leads the SUSE pre-sales team in the EMEA region and is responsible for providing leadership in SUSE and to his team. This combined with thought leadership within the EMEA and the global organisation, Kevin aids the development of strategic partnerships with customers and selected business partners, which has contributed to the overall success of SUSE.


David Holder, Field Engineer, SUSE

As part of the Rancher team at SUSE, David is a pre-sales consultant / architect who specialises in Kubernetes and wider cloud-native and DevOps ecosystems. David's engineering background gives him hands-on experience to educate technologies that are widely sought after in banking digital transformation, including Rancher, K8, Prometheus, Grafana, Terraform, Infrastructure as Code and CI/CD.


Manish Bhushan, Engineering Director, Wipro Digital

Manish has spent 2 decades in the Financial services industry with experience rooted around solving common issues such as risk averseness, lack of agility, cumbersome processes and legacy infrastructure. As a practice lead for Cloud transformation and Engineering within Europe, Manish has enabled organisations to leverage technology and harness power of people to challenge common paradigms, create solutions and communities that bring about sustainable change.


Mini Krishnan, Software Engineer, Wipro Digital

A member of Wipro digital academy, who is a great role model for Engineers. Mini is a shining example of woman in tech with learning agility, abilities to solve complex problems, being confident and able to collaborate within the ecosystem.




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