Dutch financial services firm ING has implemented an Internet banking system developed by Sun Microsystems at its retail banking subsidiary, Postbank.
The platform will support the one and a half million customers that use Postbank's retail Web banking services.
Sun says the new scalable Internet banking architecture is based on its N1 Service Provisioning System, which helps customers to rapidly deploy applications within a network computing environment.
The vendor says the technology also reduces costs by automating manual, repetitive tasks and increases application availability by eliminating configuration errors.
Commenting on the implementation, Erik Dralans, worldwide head of ops & IT banking, ING, says: "The new environment substantially enhances the customer experience. It is also adaptable; any changes we make to our banking service subsequently will not lead to service degradation for the end-user."