Intercope’s BOX available on Microsoft Azure


Hamburg. Intercope’s financial messaging solution, BOX Messaging Hub, has successfully been deployed to the Microsoft Azure cloud computing service. Making the software available through a public cloud solution is a big step towards providing customers with a secure, off-site and cost-effective solution while having a significant impact on time to market.

With the fast development in cloud infrastructures and technologies, the cloud has now become a viable alternative to on-premise options in transaction banking. Substantial cost and procurement time savings for the required hardware, as well as deploying to a secure data centre managed by Microsoft, are key to the value of using the cloud. BOX Messaging Hub is a multi-network solution for all interbank messaging. The impact on setting BOX up for business will significantly improve with the ability to stand up new test environments quickly today, while providing a future production deployment option off-site as customers’ cloud strategies evolve.

Microsoft Azure is a highly available, secure and agile open-cloud service with a global reach. The cloud service takes advantage of Microsoft’s state-of-the-art energy-efficient server facilities and a highly secure system while being linked by one of the largest networks in the world – spanning over 140 countries.

“This is a very exciting step for BOX and our customers. The tests for using Microsoft Azure as a public cloud platform have been very successful and we will be going live this year – in 2020”, says Olaf Grossler, Head of Implementation at Intercope.