Google Cloud spotlights BBVA’s transformation into a digital enterprise


The strategic alliance between the two entities has enabled the integration of Google Cloud into BBVA’s technology platform. This collaboration is helping the bank reduce the time it takes to launch digital products, better detect cyber threats, make sustainability one of its core capabilities, and compete with digital fintechs.

This is according to a study published by Google, which analyzes the success of the use of its Cloud products in the bank, which it describes as having “transformed itself into a digital company that challenges the ‘status quo’ of the financial sector”. Google is considered by BBVA as “an ally”, as defined by Iván Gómez, Senior Manager of Supplier Strategy at BBVA. “We work with the mentality of developing a final product and creating joint roadmaps,” he adds.

The financial institution saw the cloud as an opportunity to gain the agility needed to anticipate the needs of its customers, while reducing its carbon footprint so as to become an environmentally sustainable business – all of which was driven by innovation. “Our relationship with Google Cloud helps us focus on the most important parts of a transformation: putting our customers at the center of the business, using the best tools available and bringing our people along that path as well,” explains Juan Calatrava, Head of IT Strategy, Deployment and Regulations at BBVA.

It is a collaboration that began in 2012 with an intense journey towards cloud migration and has allowed us to deepen our knowledge in areas such as artificial intelligence and machine learning. Based on these new learnings, the bank is now focusing its efforts on creating applications that help improve the financial health of its customers. In this way, Google products such as BigQuery are assisting BBVA in analyzing large amounts of data to measure the real impact the pandemic has had on consumer behavior. Or Cloud SQL, a service that allows BBVA to give project leaders and solution architects a way to create resources in a secure, controlled and flexible way to easily tailor resources.

Combating cybercrime

A year ago, BBVA became the first European bank to use Chronicle, Google Cloud’s cybersecurity analytics platform. Targeted by cybercriminals, the bank needed a cloud-native security platform capable of supporting its global business. The bank’s strategy with Chronicle is to make it the main engine to better detect threats, classify and prioritize events according to their impact or criticality, and to be able to respond more quickly. This is a mutually advantageous relationship in which BBVA benefits from the experience of Google’s engineers, while the technology company acquires valuable feedback from a veteran bank in the field of cybersecurity.

In addition to better shielding itself against increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity threats, BBVA is enhancing the employee experience with productivity tools that create a better work environment. In particular, Google Workspace was indispensable at the onset of the pandemic when Google Meet usage skyrocketed by 1,800% and allowed workers to stay connected remotely.

From digital bank to digital enterprise

In terms of digital channel development, BBVA is leveraging Google’s software engineering to deliver products to customers faster. The bank manages to develop new services in just nine months when the industry average is two years. Google Cloud is enabling BBVA to acquire the core capabilities to meet its strategic objectives, as well as sending a powerful message to the market about how to meet the needs of 21st century banking.

Cloud Comrade Awarded SAP Recognized Expertise in SAP HANA

Cloud Comrade today announced that it has been awarded the SAP® Recognized Expertise designation in SAP HANA® in Singapore.

The designation was granted based on the company’s demonstrated expertise and skills in SAP HANA® in Singapore and the successful completion of SAP Recognized Expertise requirements in the SAPPartnerEdge® program.

“We are proud to be awarded this SAP Recognized Expertise designation. Achieved after rigorous training and fulfillment of stringent requirements, the recognition shows our expertise and depth of experience in SAP HANA®. The designation will go a long way in assuring current and prospective customers of our expertise and give them confidence to work with us as collaborative partners to deliver their desired outcomes. We thank all our customers who have been working with us to migrate their SAP workloads onto a cloud platform,” said Andy Waroma, Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director, Cloud Comrade.

SAP Recognized Expertise is a designation awarded to partner organizations by SAP for their demonstrated excellence in specific solutions or industries in a specific country to help them stand out in the market. This designation also helps customers better understand an SAP partner’s key areas of expertise.

As an SAP partner, Cloud Comrade provides turnkey project services to clients in migrating their SAP systems. These include assessment of existing SAP systems, strategy consulting, implementation, support and language services. Besides offering language support in English, Malay, Bahasa and Chinese, Cloud Comrade’s team of professionals has extensive experience spanning 16 diverse industries, ranging from automotive and banking to fashion and healthcare.

The SAP Recognized Expertise designation requirements include meeting competency criteria for trained and certified individuals and having a successful project resume in the focus area or industry. These partners provide a track record of customer success and satisfaction. As a partner in the SAP PartnerEdge program, Cloud Comrade has access to tools, training, resources and benefits that partners need to deliver the solutions and services customers demand.

About Cloud Comrade

Cloud Comrade ( is a Singapore-based cloud computing consultancy company with a regional footprint in Indonesia and Malaysia. The company offers a comprehensive range of services from strategy and design to deployment, migration, and management of customers’ IT infrastructure. Cloud Comrade partners with the best solution providers in the field of cloud computing and is a preferred Amazon Web Services (AWS) consulting partner in ASEAN, as well as a managed service provider for AWS, Google, and Alibaba Cloud. In January 2019, ST Telemedia (, an active strategic investor specializing in communications & media, data centers, and infrastructure technology businesses, acquired a majority stake in the company. For more information on Cloud Comrade, visit

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Horangi and Amazon Web Services Launch Holistic Cloud Security Offering to Help Businesses Accelerate Cloud Development

Horangi, today launched Resilience and Excellence with Amazon Web Services (AWS) & Horangi (REA&H), a holistic security offering that provides customers with comprehensive cloud risk assessments and bespoke solutions that align with their desired business outcomes and drive innovation.

Cloud-based solutions are becoming ubiquitous in APAC as businesses in the region recognize that they can realize cost savings, gain competitive advantages, especially in crowded markets, and easily achieve scalability. The region’s cloud market is forecasted to lead the world in cloud adoption with cloud spending reaching US$200 billion by 2024.

To help these organizations, Horangi worked with AWS Professional Services to develop REA&H to provide customers with a solution to protect critical workloads and data through added layers of security on the cloud. In designing the solution, AWS and Horangi identified key drivers and challenges that companies adopting cloud today face, mapping them to frameworks governing cloud security operations, workload control patterns, threats, and other critical components on the cloud.

To gain the full benefits of using the cloud, REA&H helps organizations using the cloud gain real-time visibility to risks, rapidly remediate threats, and accelerate compliance with regional financial regulations including BNM-RMiT, OJK and MAS TRM.

“We are thrilled and honored to partner with AWS to launch REA&H as a joint and holistic security offering which draws on our complementary strengths. The AWS Professional Services Team is a world-class service provider trusted by companies, many of which are Fortune 500 organizations. With their collective experience and expertise, the AWS Professional Services Team has helped companies realize business goals for their cloud investments with their unique methodology based on Amazon’s internal best practices. We are excited to help companies reinforce their security today and galvanize themselves to defend against tomorrow’s cyber threats,” said Paul Hadjy, CEO and Co-Founder of Horangi.

“Horangi plays a crucial role in helping our customers in the region improve their cyber security,” said Santanu Dutt, Head of Technology, ASEAN, AWS. “We recognize Horangi’s deep experience working with ASEAN organizations and saw a great opportunity for AWS Professional Services to collaborate with Horangi to enable our customers to innovate securely in the cloud.”

Anand Nirgudkar, CTO at CardUp, commenting at the launch of REA&H, said, “As our region goes digital at an accelerating pace, consumers will be increasingly reliant on the strong security practices by financial institutions to protect their data. The joint REA&H solution comes at an opportune time when enterprises and cloud-native organizations need to develop robust security programs for growth. We are incredibly excited about the potential impact of this solution created by cloud leaders AWS and Horangi.”

Warden, Horangi’s flagship Gartner-recognized Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Infrastructure Entitlements Management (CIEM) tool, is part of the product offerings under REA&H.

In recognition of the company’s work, Horangi was inducted into the Accreditation@SGD Programme by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) and was also recently named a partner of the SG Cyber Safe Partnership Programme, a Singapore government initiative to increase cybersecurity awareness and encourage the adoption of good cybersecurity practices.

REA&H was launched on 10 November 2021 by Horangi and AWS. For more information on the solution, please visit

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Horangi is a leading cybersecurity company founded by ex Palantir Technologies engineers and is headquartered in Singapore. Horangi’s best-in-class Warden cloud security platform protects organizations in the public cloud, complemented by an elite team of cybersecurity experts providing CREST-accredited offensive and strategic cybersecurity services to customers across the world.

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Ethernity CLOUD Announces Results of Recent Token Pre-Sale

Ethernity CLOUD is pleased to announce the successful completion of their token presale round. They have sold 90% of the available presale tokens in just 9 hours. The remaining 10% were sold out early the next morning. The entire presale has been sold out in full in about 25 hours. According to the team, the community support was significant as the minimum package was set at $5,000 USD.
On the heels of the token presale, Ethernity CLOUD is now focused on the future, including the ongoing European patent application. For more information, read the Technical Whitepaper about the application for Secure Decentralized Cloud Computing with Privacy Controls.

The time is almost here for their public sale scheduled for Q3 2021. Register your interest and join the Ethernity CLOUD community on their token registration page. Supporters can express their interest in participating in the public sale by submitting their email, name and commitment amount.

Sources at Ethernity CLOUD say that their entire leadership team is excited with the results of the presale round, and are looking forward to continue their mission to integrate confidential computing and blockchain technologies. Ethernity CLOUD’s vision is to bring on the market a confidential cloud ecosystem which enforces user’s privacy, maintains transparency of the data operations process and provides a fair environment for its adopters.


Ethernity CLOUD is building an ecosystem based on fairness, where user’s right to privacy is fully protected and integrity is ensured by the blockchain technology. User’s data is protected from abusive activities ensuring fair, decentralized and truly private operations. Using the ecosystem, users are capable of running cloud computing tasks over the decentralized network, while maintaining complete control over the confidentiality and enforcing transparency of the data operations process.

To increase Ethernity CLOUD’s technology adoption rates, the team is committed to use open-source technologies that provide a strong and secure foundation. The decentralized cloud applications meant to run on top of Ethernity CLOUD are based on regular cloud applications and software. Ethernity CLOUD community strives to make the transition to the decentralized cloud as smooth as possible for cloud computing business users as well as developers and enthusiasts.


Cloud Computing Consulting Services by EESCorporation

Dallas, Texas, 9 July 2021, ZEXPRWIRE, The exponential expansion of devices, applications, and data cannot be coped with inherent designs, but companies must be flexible, skillful, and perform to satisfy these requirements through their IT environment.

Cloud computing has long been a solution to data and technology facing organizations, but its range of challenges has also arisen. In particular, problems about a large number of cloud solutions on the market and their actual influence on the demands of each given firm are ambiguous.

Cloud Consulting Services assist in addressing all this by selecting the correct Cloud solutions to integrate and optimize technology investments.

The significance of cloud computing is difficult to overestimate. It became the fundamental part of digital transformation from an exciting technology alternative in a few short years. But that does not imply that everyone understands it well because the cloud has become a part of the daily discussion. Bain has cooperated to incorporate cloud options into product development and marketing plans, M&A prospects, investment choices, and more with almost 200 firms from various sectors.

EES works with established and next-generation cloud technology businesses to foster their development and to assist their customers in thriving. It also works with financial sponsors who must assess the impact of the cloud on current and future investment. Our extensive knowledge guarantees that we can help you maximize the potential of any cloud promise.

Mission of EES

We aim to provide you with reasonable effort and little or no risk to experience digital transformation as a cloud consultant.

Our cloud consulting services are designed to bring actual business value to your cloud infrastructure, not an expense.

  • Scalability from day one
  • Built-in security
  • Compliance with industry-specific standards
  • Room for innovation

Cloud Consulting Services from EES

We have stayed at the vanguard of this cloud development, driving our clients towards the software-defined infrastructure paradigm and every benefit of cloud computing through the use of virtualized and converged infrastructure solutions.

EES works together with its customers to analyze the effect and potential of cloud computing from all conceivable views. Our experience in the cloud encompasses almost all sectors and geographical regions.

Our skilled cloud consultants can assist you in assessing whether these popular cloud solutions are practical and deploy them.

  • Converged and Hyper-converged infrastructure
  • Digital Transformation
  • Software-Defined Data Centers (SDDC)
  • Virtualization
  • IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS solutions
  • Digital transformation
  • Analyze trends in user engagement.
  • Understand how cloud adoption and growth potential vary according to a market segment.
  • Assess which variables influence migration methods over the full range of cloud possibilities.
  • Explore user awareness and perspectives for crucial cloud providers that impact vendor selection and conversion rates.
  • Develop container and serverless computing optimization techniques, two upcoming developments with significant consequences for cloud computing.
  • Comprehending how the cloud changes channel strategy, margins, and opportunities.
  • And many more.

Hybrid Cloud Consulting Services, both public and private, are part of our spectrum of service offerings. We integrate all advantages, including dependability, scalability, efficiency, fact-finding, and hybrid cloud consulting services. Colocation Consulting Services is one of the main types of services we provide. We provide dependable rooms at the lowest cost, hybrid clouds, or wholesale solutions.

With our modular cloud consultation services, customers may incorporate complete business continuity and data protection services in their existing business models quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

EES additionally provides quicker, scalable, and accessible public cloud consultation services compared with the on-site infrastructure. We offer such services at a very affordable price and handle software and infrastructure efficiently on site.

To safeguard the company by preserving critical and sensitive files that your website or application requires and process the shared hosting and dedicated hosting on servers accordingly, we provide cloud backup consulting services and cloud server consulting services.

EES also provides the design, execution, and maintenance of next-generation Internet technology, IT, technology engineering, and financial technology services solutions.

EES consultancy services include cloud infrastructure, security infrastructure, core routing infrastructure, virtualization infrastructure, computing infrastructure, storage infrastructure, and defined software networking (SDN).

As a reputable security consultant, EES offers the most dependable and impeccable solutions on the market, ensuring networks security for your business by offering solutions such as cloud storage consulting, community consultation, and many more.

EES provides cloud solutions/IT consulting services for small and large organizations. EES provides available network services such as service infrastructure, service software, and virtualization through a complex global cloud platform data center.

Why work with EES?

Vendor-agnostic: We are not connected to a particular cloud platform provider. Therefore, we only use the cloud tools and technology that match your project and workflows.

Various skills: We provide cloud consultancy services and software for eCommerce, finance, healthcare, logistics, real estate, and many more sectors as a consulting firm with 10 or more years of expertise.

Niche-competent top cloud architects: With a team of 250 people, we provide experienced BAs, expected cloud solution architects, DevOps engineers, and R&D to cover shortages in expertise.

The track record has shown itself. We have done over 500 projects successfully and provided more than 150 pleased clients worldwide.

You can speak with any of our dedicated Cloud Consultants today by contacting us.

EES Corporation Inc.

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Tel: 469-447-5113