ING Direct in the Cloud
ING Direct is a personal banking and financial institution that has been a Cisco customer for a number of years. We are excited to highlight that ING Direct has today announced overhauling its IT infrastructure and transferred its system into a private cloud dubbed Zero Touch.
ING Direct has always been one of the most innovative banks in Australia and this project will see ING Direct become the only bank in Australia to have transferred its entire IT systems into the cloud.
Cisco applauds ING Direct for continuing to accelerate its innovation with the medium- to long-term aim of delivering new applications and services to its customers even more rapidly. We’re incredibly pleased to continue to be a part of this along with Dimension Data, NetApp, and Microsoft.
As well as playing a significant role in the implementation of Zero Touch(ZT), we are thrilled that our most recent project with ING Direct resulted in ZT being delivered at a much faster rate and at a significantly lower cost. That project was “Bank in a Box”, a private cloud innovation designed to act as a test bed for new applications and services. Based on Cisco UCS, “Bank in a Box” enables staff members to provision copies of the bank representing all the bank’s applications and services – almost five and half terabytes of data – instantly and seamlessly from software they use every day.
With all of ING Direct’s systems now in the cloud, the bank’s IT team can devote their efforts to the continued innovation and delivery of new and improved products and services to customers.
For more information, please see ING Direct’s media release here.