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quately protected, the appropriate data governance mechanisms were in place and full traceability of activities was available to fulfill regulatory requirements. Using AWS services such as CloudTrail, CloudWatch, VPC Flowlogs, VPC security groups / ACL and other third-party security and inspection products, enabled the implementation of a secure and protected public cloud environment. A Successful Migration Following the development of a fully operational production environment on AWS, CTP helped Natixis first refactor applications to optimize AWS capabilities, then to migrate these key applications to the cloud. As part of this migration, CTP implemented and championed an agile Build / Release process that included Jenkins, Git, and other popular open-source tools. Natixis faced another common FS challenge concerning the significant amounts of internal and external data the organization received and processed. Data operating in traditional centers must undergo a certain amount of transformation in order to be stored in data warehouse systems and be consumed by various parties in the cloud. In order for Natixis’ data-centric applications to run efficiently in the cloud, their data also needed to reside there. Moving away from a traditional MS SQL server on-premises, Natixis migrated 1TB of data to MySQL on AWS. Natixis also migrated their on-premise ETL processes for increased flexibility and agility. Migrating these processes also showed immediate 10 | THE DOPPLER | FALL 2016 benefits by reducing licensing and operational costs. pioneers are on the forefront of that revolution. Empowering the Team -- Cloud adoption, no matter where your organization falls in the journey, is a huge transformational play that requires changes in approaches, responsibilities, skill sets, behavior, and organizational dynamics. A cloud initiative needs to include proper training that will enable internal IT teams to succeed, after the consultants have left the building. Throughout the engagement, CTP delivered ongoing training sessions to the firm’s staff, allowing them to stay engaged and learning, throughout the process. Public Cloud Growth According to a 2016 Gartner report, the worldwide public cloud services market is forecast to reach $204 Billion in 2016 and continue its strong growth throughout 2017 and beyond. Public cloud vendors have made significant strides in ensuring that cloud services are secure and adhere to various regulatory and industry standards (HIPAA, PCI, SoX, FedRAMP, etc), in order to pass muster with external auditors. AWS has been actively enabling the FS industry to adopt the cloud with their one-day Financial Services Cloud Symposiums. Working with CTP and other ecosystem partners, AWS is leading and fostering discussions around how the cloud is benefiting and driving innovation within the industry. Public cloud adoption is on the rise and Natixis and other cloud 1 AUM as of June 30, 2016 Specific information for US investors Net asset value as of June 30, 2016. Assets under management (AUM) may include assets for which non-regulatory AUM services are provided. Non-regulatory AUM includes assets which do not fall within the SEC’s definition of ‘regulatory AUM’ in Form ADV, Part 1. 2 Cerulli Quantitative Update: Global Markets 2016 ranked Natixis Global Asset Management, S.A. as the 16th largest asset manager in the world based on assets under management ($870.3 billion) as of December 31, 2015.