Intesa Sanpaolo selects TIM and Google to build new cloud infrastructure

Intesa Sanpaolo has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with TIM and Google to initiate discussions aimed at implementing an important project that will provide Intesa Sanpaolo with cloud services from Google, using TIM's Data Centers in Italy that will meet the highest international standards of security and data protection.

The collaboration will culminate in the creation of two Google Cloud Regions, in Turin and Milan, using TIM Data Centers and enabling Intesa Sanpaolo to develop its own digital services.

Innovative technology infrastructure will be built in Turin to provide Google Cloud services. Additionally, it will include a center dedicated to artificial intelligence, training and professional support for startups through initiatives to be defined jointly by Intesa Sanpaolo, TIM and Google Cloud.

In Milan, a second Google Cloud Region is planned to ensure business continuity.

The new infrastructure will be built according to the latest environmental sustainability best practices, in compliance with Intesa Sanpaolo’s sustainability guidelines, including carbon neutrality.

Google Cloud services in the Cloud Regions will be avaialble to Italian companies of all sizes that want to benefit from the technological and economic advantages of cloud computing in a seciure and sustainable way. The initiative is an important step in accelerating Italy’s digitalization, which has become crucial in light of the COVID-19 emergency.

The Memorandum of Understanding signed today aims to transform Intesa Sanpaolo into a Digital IT Company capable of providing highly innovative services to families and businesses, distinguished by ease of use and fast delivery. The strong partnership with TIM and Google will also enable us to continue in spreading the Group’s digital culture with even greater momentum. With the creation of two Cloud Regions based on the most modern technologies, we will be able to enhance our resources and grow those of tomorrow, also thanks to the support of the Polytechnic University of Turin, to achieve important milestones in cloud technology and artificial intelligence.

Massimo Proverbio, Chief IT, Digital & Innovation Officer of Intesa Sanpaolo

We are very delighted that Intesa Sanpaolo has chosen TIM and Google for such a strategic project, not only for the bank but also for the country. This is a significant achievement which lays the foundation for a long-term partnership to create a cutting-edge infrastructure, the Cloud. This technology represents a new sector with enormous potential in developing digital services for businesses and working with Intesa Sanpaolo will bring benefits both to the bank, the territories on which the agreement will develop and to the whole country.

Carlo D’Asaro Biondo, Executive Vice President TIM – Cloud Project

Google has decided to open two Cloud Regions in Italy to support Italian companies in their digitization and definition of future growth opportunities. We are pleased with this Memorandum of Understanding, which shows that we can be strategic partners for leaders in the financial and telecommunications sectors.

Fabio Fregi, Head of Google Cloud Italy