GPB Mobile, a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) of Gazprombank, has started operating in CROC Cloud's protected area. The project objective is to speed up the website, mobile app and analytical platform, and to scale the MVNO's infrastructure as demand for services grows.

The bank’s MVNO is developing rapidly, making it difficult to predict the expected number of subscribers and related infrastructure expenses for the next two-three years. This is why GPB Mobile opted for the public cloud to ensure flexible capacity management. CROC Cloud Services designs the public cloud, performs migration, and provides support as a managed service. This allows the customer to focus on improving product quality and minimizes the need for IT experts.

The project was implemented within a very short time frame. CROC Cloud Services was given just four weeks to prepare the infrastructure and migrate the website and mobile app, then a little more time to deploy the business intelligence system in the cloud.

Gazprombank continues to develop the retail ecosystem and implement what it believes are must-have products to maximize customer experience. Having its own mobile operator opens up a good opportunity for Gazprombank to provide its customers with added value in the form of a mix of banking and mobile services, resulting in convergent products. When launching such projects, it is necessary to obtain a reliable load-tolerant infrastructure and find a qualified partner to maintain it. We are thus delighted that we decided to work with CROC Cloud Services.

Nina Tsirulik
CEO at GPB Mobile

There is growing demand for managed services as a model for working with computing resources and IT infrastructure as a whole. This is partly due to the increasing shortage of IT professionals and the fact that customers are often unwilling to spend time searching and retaining IT staff. As part of Managed Service projects, we involve our experts in any way convenient for customers (e.g. on a one-time basis, for contract term or on time & material agreement terms) and constantly render services in compliance with the SLA.

Maxim Berezin
Business Development Director, CROC Cloud Services

About CROC Cloud Services

CROC Cloud Services is a standalone CROC business unit that offers cloud and managed В2В services. The unit specializes in hosting and supporting business-critical customer services based on CROC’s proprietary platform and data centers, which are compliant with Uptime Institute Tier III “Gold Certification of Operational Sustainability” standard. In addition, the company is one of Russia’s Top 6 IaaS providers and No. 1 in cloud service quality (CNews, 2020), as well as the most mature cloud service provider (TAdviser, 2018), offering the number one cloud platform in terms of flexibility and ease of use (TAdviser, 2017). Consequently, over 500 industry leaders entrust their services to CROC Сloud.

About GPB Mobile

Gazprombank Mobile is Gazprombank's MVNO, providing high-quality communication and high-speed mobile Internet throughout Russia.

GPB Mobile offers new customers discounts and bonuses for subscription: 5 GB and 200 minutes free of charge for 14 days, RUB 1,000 to keep an existing phone number, and doubling the value of the first payment. Furthermore, Gazprombank customers are offered discounts of up to 70%.  The operator's SIM card is available in: Moscow and Saint Petersburg; Moscow, Leningrad, Tyumen, Orenburg, Novosibirsk, Volgograd, Sverdlovsk, Samara and Saratov Regions; Khanty-Mansi and Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Areas; and Krasnoyarsk Territory.