The National Cloud Operator has reached the stage of operational capability to render cloud-based services on the basis of its own infrastructure, and it has launched rendering services for the first client - PKO Bank Polski. This cooperation brings us closer to one of the objectives defined by PKO Bank Polski while initiating the establishment of the NCO: increasing the flexibility of IT resources.
In late April, three independent server facilities will be launched officially in Mazowsze, built in the referential cloud-based architecture. They are already used by PKO Bank Polski to accelerate its software development and testing processes. This is a starting point for development of cloud-based services, among others, for the financial sector in Poland. The first cloud region is now ready to welcome new clients”.
said Adam Marciniak, the Vice President of the Management Board of PKO Bank Polski
"We have completed another stage of building of the National Cloud and we have launched the first services for PKO Bank Polski. We are also ready to render services on behalf of other clients, and we are in the course of advanced negotiations with some of them. This cooperation is the first test confirming our operational efficiency, which was achieved in just 3 months from the formal establishment of the company".
said Michał Potoczek, the President of the Management Board of the National Cloud Operator
PKO Bank Polski is the undisputable leader of the Polish banking sector. In 2018, its consolidated net profit amounted to PLN 3,74 bilion (the largest in the Polish banking sector) and the value of assets reached over PLN 324 billion. The Bank is the basic provider of financial services for all customer segments, achieving the highest shares in the deposit market (18.4 percent), loans (17.6 percent), leasing market (11.2 percent) and in the market of investment funds not dedicated (22.2 percent). With over 8.9 million payment cards, the bank is the largest debit and credit card issuer in Poland with a market share of over 21%. Thanks to the development of digital tools, including the IKO application, which has in in the end of 2018 - 3.12 million active applications, PKO Bank Polski has become the most mobile bank in Poland. The Capital Group's companies strengthen the Bank's strong position. The Brokerage House of PKO Bank Polski is a leader in terms of the number and value of IPO and SPO transactions on the capital market. The effective implementation of the growth strategy meant that at the end of 2018, PKO Bank Polski was the most valuable company listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange.