Absa brings data centre operations back to South Africa
18 April 2019
Absa Group has successfully migrated its banking platform, used by its subsidiaries, from the UK, where it was run by Barclays, to South Africa.
The platform, used by six of Absa’s African subsidiaries — in Botswana, Ghana, Mauritius, Tanzania, Seychelles and Zambia — was moved from Barclays’ data centre in Britain to its data centre in South Africa.
The migration, which took place between 12 and 14 April, involved moving customer transaction processing capabilities and data from IT systems owned and housed by Barclays to systems owned by Absa, the financial services group said in a statement on Tuesday.
The successful completion of the project … is another significant milestone in Absa’s separation from Barclays
During the migration, which is part of Absa’s separation from Barclays, banking services were temporarily unavailable. However, customers had been informed in advance so they could make alternative arrangements.
Normal operations resumed on Monday, 15 April, with all branches open and all digital channels and ATM services fully restored.