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 units, 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.
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