Sydney-based cloud specialist CMD Solutions has migrated the core system of insurer NIB’s corporate health business - known as "GU Health" - to Amazon Web Services’ cloud.
The cloud giant said the project was a milestone in Australia as one of the earliest migrations of an insurance system of record in the country.
The migration was completed in September 2019 in partnership with AWS’ Professional Services team. The project also required extensive work with NIB’s regulator, the Australia Prudential Regulation Authority (APRA).
NIB CIO Brendan Mills said the migration was a significant step forward in the bank’s journey to the cloud, which began four years ago. CRN sibling site iTnews reported in February 2018 that NIB had adopted a cloud-first strategy and was searching for options to bring its core insurance systems to the cloud.
“We’ve built our maturity through this multi-year phased adoption by working with our partners and the regulator, and now are confident about safely running our most critical workloads on the platform without compromising our risk and security posture,” said Mills.
CMD Solutions’ CTO Adam Durbin added that the migration marked a significant milestone in Australia as it shows the industry’s increased understanding of the security posture of the cloud.
“At CMD we understand the need for customer data to be kept secure. The use of modern cloud architecture and security tooling ensures customer data is secure without compromising on agility,” said Durbin.
CMD Solutions was acquired by Melbourne startup Mantel Group in March 2019. The company is an AWS Advanced Consulting Partner, in addition to its competencies in DevOps, security and end-user computing.