ING Direct Australia migrates entire bank platform to private cloud

Online banking entity ING Direct’s Australian arm has migrated its entire infrastructure to a private cloud, as part of its strategy to streamline operations.

Online banking entity ING Direct’s Australian arm has migrated its entire infrastructure to a private cloud, as part of its strategy to streamline operations.

ING Direct said that it had switched its entire production IT infrastructure onto a private cloud platform under a project known as Zero Touch, which lasted 12 months.

The transferring was a simplification of its production environment, providing new computing, network and storage infrastructure.

ING Direct COO, Simon Andrews, said: "We have completely re-platformed the bank applying our "Bank in a Box" innovation, which virtualised our Development and Test environments to Production."

"We believe this project is unique, making us the only bank to have moved its entire systems to a cloud environment.

"For customers, this translates into improved service standards and an increased capacity for the bank to deliver product and service enhancements," Andrews added.

ING Direct offers retail banking services to 1.5 million Australians covering payment account, superannuation, home loans and savings products.