ANZ Bank reduces deployment time by 98% with container platform


– I guess financial
services are being disrupted as customers expect a
different experience. The way ANZ differentiates
itself from the market, part of that is based on our long history. Throughout that time,
we’ve been quite famous for very strong relationships, whether that’s with retail
customers or business customers. – We started to see a lot of rapid demand and rapid growth in our
customer services platform. We would have, you know,
only one window a day where developers could release code. And so we needed a way, as we were scaling the
growth of this platform, to have a way developers could become productive really quickly, Red Hat being one of the leaders. It was kind of an obvious
choice for us to go there, being a large supported
platform that could help us manage our
containerized environments. – The first few deployments for us was a very time-critical period. Because we have an
ongoing release cadence. So every six weeks,
we’ll push out new code, new release, new updates. And we need to make sure that we’re pushing out these changes. We were greatly supported by
Red Hat to get the work done. But also supporting the teams. We’re very glad to have those consultants early on in the process to give us that advice and direction to make sure the path we’re all heading down would be successful for
us and for the bank. – So the Red Hat OpenShift environment has certainly allowed us to
increase our productivity. And in the past, we had
release cadence cycles where it sometimes would
take up to 137 days to get a new functionality deployed. Using the container
platform, we’ve now be able to take some of those feedback items, get feedback on one
day, implement the fix, and have that available within literally 35 to 40 hours out to the user. We now use this platform across multiple channels within the organization. And if we had not put in something like the OpenShift Kubernetes platform, we wouldn’t be able to scale it, we wouldn’t be able to
manage it at the way we have. And achieving the kind
of agility and autonomy that we need for a modern delivery shop. – Our new ways of working
involves being a lot more agile. And that kind of agility
is really expanding, to not just the technology teams, but including our business as well. And they’re moving into
the agile ways of working. The cultural change is really being around that level of excitement and being able to take on these new ideas in technology. By doing that in such a
way that’s safe and secure. And where these things provide
a benefit for our staff and also for our customers that
make use of these services. – It’s inside a regulated
enterprise, such as ANZ. This is where the Red Hat
relationship becomes important. Because Red Hat has really made a point of understanding, what does it take to look at an open source project and then make it successful
in a large enterprise where there are a range
of other expectations around any piece of technology.

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