NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) has received an IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings Real Results award, which recognizes IT providers that make possible real, measurable, and future-enabling change at a client financial institution. The storage vendor, honored for its ING DIRECT Bank in a Box project, was named a winner in the Big Data category.
ING DIRECT’s Bank in a Box is a fully integrated solution enabling rapid provisioning to complete IT environments and accelerating time to market for new products and services.
The ING DIRECT Bank in a Box project successfully reduced provisioning time from 12 weeks to 10 minutes, according to NetApp. The project also improved developer productivity with self-service provisioning, replacing a process that previously took eight people three months. In addition, the project streamlined the development, test, and deployment phases of delivery into one integrated end-to-end solution, enabling ING DIRECT to deliver projects faster.
“Our staff can now provision complete environments in minutes, not months, so we can test new ideas very rapidly. It’s given us a competitive edge,” said Roy Shiladitya, head of IT Operations and DevOps at ING DIRECT Australia.
Developed collaboratively by NetApp, Cisco, and Microsoft working with Dimension Data and ING DIRECT, the Bank in a Box solution features Microsoft applications built on Cisco and the FlexPod data center platform. The integrated solution would allow developers at ING DIRECT to provision environments easily as part of their workflow.
IDC Financial Insights’ FinTech Real Results awards were judged by a panel of research directors from IDC Financial Insights and executives from top-tier banks, including California-based City National Bank, U.S. Bank, and Wells Fargo.