Cloud Direct Accelerates ai’s Transfer to Microsoft Azure Cloud

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True innovation partnership between ai and Cloud Direct

LONDON, March. 1, 2021: The ai Corporation (ai), an FCA approved expert in payments, fraud and risk management, today announced that it is on track to complete the transfer of its entire technical ecosystem to Microsoft’s Azure by the end of 2021.

The benefits of these new cloud solutions offer our customers a significant number of future-proofing benefits including; improved performance, increased availability, reduced deployment issues and much more. This convergence and harmonisation of our solutions infrastructure will provide opportunities to optimise and drive greater efficiencies that will lead to enhanced technological advancements for ai

Dr Mark Goldspink, CEO of ai, says: “This symbiotic partnership between ai and Cloud Direct has enabled our team to focus on what we do best and adopt best practices from Cloud Direct an Azure Expert MSP. When we began our journey to migrate, we realised that undertaking this transformation is not just a lift and shift exercise. That is why we selected to work with Cloud Direct and to follow their best practice approach”.

Brett Raynes, CEO of Cloud Direct, says: “ai is a hugely ambitious business who know that public cloud can be a catalyst for growth.  It is exciting to partner with them – we deliver enterprise-class best-practice in cloud design and management – freeing ai to focus entirely on innovative products and services for their customers.”

Today’s announcement is part of ai’s long-term commitment to provide the best in class, payment, fraud and risk management solutions to our multi-national customers. The transfer to Microsoft Azure ensure ai’s technology is future-proofed in meeting its customer’s ongoing demands and market trends. Through ai’s Cloud Enterprise Solutions, customers will take advantage of the most up to date payment and fraud product and services, security offering based on a pay as you go commercial model.

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About The ai Corporation Limited (ai)

ai is trusted around the world for developing innovative technology that allows our customers to take control and grow profitably. Founded in 1998, we have a long track record of providing solutions to some of the world’s largest financial/payment institutions and international merchants. Our long-standing business partnerships are based on making things simple and providing self-service tools that allow our customers to take control. Through our relentless focus on these tools, we constantly strive to help our customers create highly profitable returns.

Take Control: Simply Stop Fraud.

Today, our unique self-service fraud detection solutions are considered by many industry “thought leaders” to be the best in the world. Our solutions, including our new “state of the art” machine learning/A. I, protect and enrich payments experiences for more than 100 banks, over three million multi-channel merchants and over 300 million consumer cardholders. We also monitor over 25 billion transactions and authorisations each year. These machine learning technologies are also flexible enough to be applied to other business processes that require detailed consumer insight for marketing or pricing.

Take Control: Simply Manage Omni-Channel Payments:

In line with customer demand, and as the payment value chain continues to converge, ai is positioning itself to take advantage of the evolution of payments digitation, by exploiting our fraud and analytical capabilities. To support this ai’s payment gateway, issuing platform and European Money Licence, mean we can act as a payment facilitator for our business partners, allowing them the luxury of rapidly launching new alternative payment types into the marketplace. A truly end-to-end offering which uses “state of the art” machine learning to manage omni-channel payment transactions securely via a cloud-based platform.

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About Cloud Direct

Cloud Direct helps ambitious organisations adopt Microsoft Cloud. It works with organisations that know the right technology can free them to grow. Cloud Direct makes their cloud journey safe and affordable.

Cloud Direct is a certified Microsoft Azure Expert MSP, one of only a handful of Microsoft partners to have achieved this credential in the UK. Cloud Direct also holds 12 Microsoft Gold Competencies.

Since 2003 Cloud Direct has delivered more than 4,000 migrations to the cloud.