Private cloud and Infrastructure-as-a-Service to help the bank improve efficiency
Dimension Data announced that it has helped a bank in India embark on its digital transformation journey. The deployment of virtualisation and private cloud will help the Bank enhance its self-service provisioning, resource utilisation, procurement life cycles, scalability, disaster recovery of applications, and automation among others.
In India, the financial services sector has been one of the most aggressive adopters of technology. One of the pioneers in adopting the latest and cutting-edge technology, the Bank was looking at more than just digitally transforming its infrastructure. It was also seeking a technology partner to manage three of its data centres and provide consulting services that involved design, resiliency review and gap analysis.
Dimension Data enabled the Bank’s transformation by setting up a private cloud in its data centres to host their current and future non-payment applications. Before the introduction of virtualisation and private cloud, 35% of the Bank’s servers were being utilised for mundane day-to-day activities such as non-payment applications. Post the implementation, the availability of applications has increased from 90% to 99.5% and capacity utilisation has improved from 35% to 60%.
Its private cloud has a network centric design, multiple layers of security and provides hypervisor, storage, compute and network isolation to reduce data centre complexity and optimise cost. The implemented solutions were also integrated with the Bank’s existing infrastructure thereby enabling transformation from the physical environment to the private cloud, further improving its accessibility, efficiency and security. The adoption of digitisation has also helped the Bank automate their processes, reduce capital costs, provide scalable infrastructure, improve manpower efficiency, thereby making the bank future ready and agile.
Commenting on the collaboration, Sanjeev Anand, Director of Solution Sales, Dimension Data India said, “We understand the challenges faced in the industry and recognise that leveraging new technology is required to address both the challenges and opportunities in the financial services industry. Our association with the Bank is aimed at simplifying the management of its infrastructure to help them enjoy improved agility, great resilience and better efficiency.”