ING DIRECT Australia: ING DIRECT Accelerates Innovation With One-Click Provisioning Copies of the Bank
With a large project backlog, the development and test infrastructure 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 so they could accelerate time to market for new products and services. ING DIRECT worked collaboratively with systems integrator Dimension Data and technical experts from Microsoft, Cisco Systems and NetApp to design and deploy Bank in a Box, an integrated development and testing solution that enables rapid provisioning of test environments. The solution enabled ING DIRECT to reduce the time associated with environment provisioning from three months to ten minutes and significantly reduced the testing backlog.