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NetApp Southeast Bank’s storage vendor

Optimizes performance & costs, provides 24/7 accessibility to critical applications

Southeast Bank, a leading private commercial bank in Bangladesh chose NetApp as its storage vendor to help cut operating costs and optimize business performance. With NetApp’s storage, SEBL was able to improve speed with which data can be accessed and cut down the physical storage footprint substantially.

SEBL had a well-equipped IT infrastructure with a mix of legacy storage systems, software and security devices. They had different file systems, operating systems, backup soft­ware, tape netAppunits, and media. Owing to the significantgrowth that SEBL witnessed over the years, the bank faced challeng­es with managing data growth. The storage environment needed to be scaled up to ac­commodate exponential data growth, and they had to ensure high availability of critical banking applications. SEBL required a good disaster recovery (DR) system, because even a few minutes of down-time could have far-reaching consequences for the bank.

Shamim Reza, Head of IT at SEBL said, “We selected NetApp because it rose above the other vendors in demonstrating the manageability of the uni­fied storage system. NetApp helped us create an agile storage infrastructure. A true unified solution along with Flash Pool helped us reduce TCO, and boost performance. NetApp has now become an integral part of our growth plans.”

Rajeev Saxena, Director Commercial & Public sector sales, NetApp- India & SAARC said, “NetApp’s storage solutions have enabled faster access to data aiding Southeast Bank with consistent performance. By meeting their changing and growing storage demands, SEBL is able to improve customer relations, and this is immensely satisfying for NetApp.”

To address its storage needs fuelled by rapid data growth, SEBL opted for NetApp’s FAS3220 and FAS2240 storage systems in their primary data center and disaster recovery site. The FAS3220 storage is used for core banking and SAN-based replication to achieve a more dynamic, efficient, and available infrastruc­ture.FAS2240 is used for VMware and NAS-based replication.

As SEBL moved its business critical ap­plications to NetApp storage, they could re­duce the risk of downtime and ensure that critical data is safe at their DR site.NetApp storage systems and data reduction technologies support SEBL’s virtual­ized environment and also help them re­duce their physical storage footprint sub­stantially. To increase the I/O throughput and boost performance of critical applications and to save storage space, SEBL uses Ne­tApp Flash Cache intelligent caching. With NetApp deduplication and thin provi­sioning, SEBL could maximize storage effi­ciency and reduce storage required, increase capacity utilization, reduce administrative, hardware, power, and cooling costs.

 About Southeast Bank

Southeast Bank Limited (SEBL) is a second-generation bank that was established in 1995 with a dream and a vision to become a pio­neer banking institution of the country and contribute significantly to the growth of the national economy. Southeast Bank is a mod­ern and forward looking commercial bank that has achieved tremendous success over the years and maintained good growth in dif­ferent indicators. The bank firmly believes that for any profit-oriented organization, sus­tained growth in different operational param­eters is a vital requirement. They owe their success to the strategic planning coupled with operational actions to make it happen.

About NetApp

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