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The BBVA bank selected NetApp as the strategic partner for development of the cloud services

Customers: BBVA (Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria)

London; Financial services, investments and audit

Contractors: NetApp

Project date: 2019/06

2019: Agreement of BBVA and NetApp on creation of alliance

The BBVA bank and Netapp company announced on June 6, 2019 creation of alliance within which NetApp becomes the priority technology partner of BBVA. Alliance of the companies — one of a number of strategic agreements using which the banking group is going to turn into more flexible digital bank.

The portfolio of Netapp services for work with data is designed to play a key role strategy implementations of bank on acceleration of digital transformation, having allowed to provide the growing requirements of the organization for simplification and integration of data management for a cloud and local storages. As expected, the signed agreement will help to organize BBVA the approved and integrated functioning of services for work with data in a hybrid cloud for ensuring visibility and data analysis, access and management of them and also their protection for satisfaction of high demand on digital company services.

This agreement — a part of strategy of cooperation with global solution providers for creation of a new ecosystem with the large partners capable to provide and support our process of transformation — Ignacio Bernal, the head of the direction of global architecture in engineering division of BBVA told.

Our companies closely also cooperate many years, and it is extremely pleasant to us to become the member of the elected group of the strategic partners of BBVA helping bank to perform digital transformation — Mark Montil, the vice president of Netapp who is responsible for the countries of category Enterprise in EMEA region told. — We will be glad to continue work on technology conversion of the company with the emphasis on effective use of data which will help it to support the high level of innovations, flexibility and security.

The signed agreement will become for BBVA one more step on the way of strengthening networks of alliances with priority technology partners, including such companies as Cisco, Red Hat, Salesforce, Amazon Web Services and IBM created in 2016.