Create a secure, compliant and scalable network for their Global Investment Bank clients in their rapidly growing FinTech business.
Founded in 2013, FinTrU have grown to employ over 700 people across NI, London and New York, and they continue to grow at a rapid pace.
FinTrU needed an IT provider who could create, from scratch, a secure and compliant network that both fulfilled their plans for growth but more importantly the regulatory requirements of their Global Investment Bank clients. To keep pace with their rapid growth trajectory they needed a strategic IT partner who could work at pace to create a scalable network design that would evolve to meet their complex needs.
Given the international reach of their business they needed flexible and proactive IT project management experience along with ongoing maintenance & support of IT systems to ensure maximum uptime and security.
“We have built up a lot of trust and personal relationships with Nimbus over the years and with our continued aggressive growth plans we knew we needed a reliable company who could provide a scalable solution as we continue to grow.”
Head of IT at FinTru
After opening their Belfast office in 2013, FinTrU engaged Nimbus to create a secure and robust world class network infrastructure to meet their complex needs.
The solution included a full Network infrastructure design and implementation including virtualised server environments powered by VMware, HP and Cisco managed switches along with next generation firewall and security solutions.
The investment in technology infrastructure by FinTrU has already provided long term benefits and greatly enhanced key performance metrics such as reliability and flexibility which has enabled FinTrU to on-board and expand their offer to both existing and new clients as well as consistently surpassing their clients’ regulatory requirements.
This has enabled the FinTrU IT team to focus more resources on security, application development and patch control.
A business growing at the pace of FinTrU requires significant hardware resourcing solutions. Nimbus have been successful at leveraging our partnerships with World Leading Technology Manufacturers to provide a steady flow of laptops, desktops and other peripherals at a fixed price to help manage cashflow, whilst ensuring sufficient levels of stock are always available.
This proved invaluable to FinTrU at the start of the covid 19 pandemic when we enabled the roll out of full remote working for the entire organisation with the supply of 200 laptops over just 48 hours.
Through the provision of Office 365, the company has benefited from a greater set of productivity tools through Microsoft Teams, Sharepoint, Email, Power BI and the ability for users to store all local files and folders in a personal One Drive space.
Implementing Power BI has enabled new analytical capabilities which have provided the company with a greater insight into their overall business performance.
In addition, Nimbus collaborated with the IT team when creating an Internal Identity Management Solution for over 800 employees’ roles. This involved integration to Office 365 to allow automatic assignment of the best Office 365 license required for the user to ensure compliance and control costs.
Nimbus are delighted to be IT partner to of one of the fasted growing companies in Europe. By developing trusted relationships with FinTrU’s Executive Team we have been able to build a robust and scalable core infrastructure as well as facilitating seamless flexible and remote working for their staff anywhere in the world through their Office 365 functionality. We are proud of the role we have played in helping FinTrU navigate the challenges that the Covid 19 Pandemic have presented.
Managing Director, Nimbus