2013 Winner Profile

ING Direct Australia

Project Description:
With a large IT project backlog, the development and test groups at ING Direct Australia could not meet the bank's appetite for innovation. The bank's in-house team of 49 developers and 18 testers needed a faster way to create new copies of the bank's software so they could more quickly get their new products and services on the market. ING Direct worked with partners to design and deploy Bank in a Box, a private cloud product that virtualizes the entire banking platform, providing an integrated development and testing infrastructure to speed up provisioning of test environments. Bank in a Box has reduced the time associated with environment provisioning from three months to 10 minutes, and it has significantly reduced the testing backlog. Now the bank can bring new products to market in a fraction of the time it used to take, beating out its competitors.
Project type:
Enterprise Architecture, Virtualization: Server, Virtualization: Storage
Business Functions:
Research & Development, New Product/Market, IT Operations
Business Goal:
Operational Impact
CIO:
Andrew Henderson, CIO
CEO:
Vaughn Richtor, CEO_
Headquarters:
Sydney, Australia
Industry:
Financial Services (e.g. Banking, Broker or Dealers, Exchanges)
Revenue (2012):
$301 million
Website:
www.ingdirect.com.au
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