Signaling yet another example of how banks are using cloud services, National Australia Bank (NAB) has converted its website to Amazon Web Services' public cloud.
Excepting the data locked behind the login, all information coming from nab.com.au will be hosted by Amazon, reports The Australian. The project is meant to make load times quick for anyone in any country.
In April, Amazon announced that more than two trillion objects were stored with the Amazon S3 service and that the service was getting more than 1.1 million requests per second.
U.S. banks have been slowly warming up to using cloud services for internal purposes like email, other productivity tools and application testing and development. Google Apps for Business and Microsoft Office's Office 365 are two providers of cloud-based email services.
NAB has been undergoing the banker's version of heart surgery, which includes, but isn't implemented to, a core banking overhaul.