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VSHN supports acrevis bank on their way to digitalization

23. Jan 2019

Zurich, January 21, 2019 – Together with our partner Puzzle ITC, VSHN AG is building an OpenShift-based technology platform for the Eastern Swiss regional bank acrevis. The technology platform consists of business, integration, security and delivery layers and enables acrevis to implement a two-speed IT. VSHN and Puzzle thus support acrevis in the ongoing digitalization of its business area in order to react to the growing customer needs and market requirements.

VSHN and Puzzle ITC support acrevis bank on its way to digitization

After an intensive evaluation and detailing phase, acrevis decided on a partnership with VSHN and Puzzle ITC for the implementation, realization and operation of IT platforms. Together we will develop a technology platform, which enables acrevis to use two-speed IT. In addition, it distinguishes the regional bank as an active player in the ongoing digitalization of the financial sector.
Michael Steiner, CEO of acrevis Bank: “We are starting small and want to grow consistently and jointly with the needs of our customers and the bank”.
The modern platform will provide acrevis with a future-oriented foundation for further digitization initiatives and combine security, stability and flexibility. It also enables acrevis to react quickly, easily and efficiently to customer wishes and new market requirements and to integrate them into the existing system landscape. Thanks to the scalability of the new technology platform, future digitization projects can be realized more quickly, easily and cost-effectively.
acrevis is an exciting customer for VSHN and Puzzle ITC in the banking sector. We are very pleased to be able to support acrevis in its pursuit of an offensive digital strategy and look forward to a successful cooperation.

The individual needs stand in the foreground

The technology platform is based on the OpenShift-based APPUiO Swiss Container Platform and represents a classic two-speed integration architecture consisting of the two areas “Steady” and “Speed”. The stable and less agile backend systems (Steady area) are preceded by modern and agile components (Speed area). This architecture forms the basis for reacting flexibly and quickly to changes in applications and services that use data and services from the backend systems. In addition, the new platform provides a standardized environment for future applications and services, enabling them to benefit from the prepared environment in terms of operation, security and deployment. Thus, the new platform enables an optimal response to individual customer needs and new market requirements.

About Puzzle ITC

As an innovative IT service provider, Puzzle ITC covers the entire life cycle of business-critical applications and infrastructures. We consistently rely on open source technologies as well as state-of-the-art methods and tools. Since 1999, the start-up has grown into a successful software and technology SME with over 120 employees in Bern, Zurich and Tübingen (DE). Today, an interdisciplinary and qualified team works on projects in these areas: consulting, applications, delivery, infrastructure and own open source solutions. More information:


VSHN AG is the leading Swiss partner for DevOps, Docker, Kubernetes, OpenShift and 24/7 Cloud Operations. VSHN helps software developers to run their applications agile and 24/7 on any infrastructure and to relieve IT operations. Since 2014, we have been supporting over 1000 servers in 20 different clouds for 300 different customers & partners as well as on-premises for customers with a total of more than 70000 services. VSHN is ISO 27001 certified and works according to the strict FINMA guidelines to ensure the security and confidentiality of customer data at all times. VSHN is the first Kubernetes Certified Service Provider (KCSP) in Switzerland. More information:

About acrevis Bank AG

acrevis Bank AG was created in 2011 from the merger of Bank CA St.Gallen AG and swissregiobank AG. As the leading regional bank between Lake Constance and Lake Zurich, acrevis positions itself through systematic coverage of the market area and segment-specific offerings. Its core competencies lie in the financing of private real estate, investment advice, asset management and commercial business with SMEs, trade and self-employed persons.

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Markus Speth

Markus is VSHN's CEO and one of the General Managers.

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