Royal London Asset Management Hits the Cloud Running

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RLAM, one of the larger asset-management firms in the UK, is part of the Royal London Group.

In 2012, Rakesh Kumar, head of fund operations and performance measurement at RLAM, was faced with a dilemma: He'd received notice from his third-party supplier that a critical part of his technology infrastructure was being taken out of commission, and he was left with a short period of time to replace it.

"The drivers were out of our control to a large extent," he recalls. "We had a relationship with a third-party provider, and they were actually pulling their software out of the market. That