Nationwide moves member website to Microsoft Azure

Nationwide has moved its member website to Microsoft Azure.

The UK building society said that it wanted to use more cloud technology so it can continue to lay the foundations for future innovation.

“Over time, our website has grown in size and complexity,” said Peter Nutton, the website’s senior manager. “So, we took the decision to build a new site from the ground up and simplify.

“We interviewed members on what they wanted from a new website and observed how they used it.”

Nationwide’s in-house engineers, architects and delivery teams partnered with Contino, a transformation consultancy.

Together they worked to run a series of test scenarios, using the principles of “chaos engineering”, to ensure the website worked effectively and reliably on its new cloud platform.

“We’ve been modernising our branches, so our website was the next logical step,” said Lottie Coleman, who’s in charge of the Nationwide website’s look. “The design was focused on improving our members’ experience by simplifying what you see on the screen.

"But as well as refreshing Nationwide’s look, it was equally important to make sure the website was accessible for everyone. And by implementing new technology, we’re able to stay modern and react quickly to the ever-changing needs of our members and the industry.”

Following the successful relaunch of its website, Nationwide is planning to move more workloads to the Azure cloud.

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