For those in the finance and banking industry, peak performance and predictability is a must. These businesses can’t afford to be offline because their customers can’t afford inconsistency. SimpliVity provides customers in the finance and banking industry with a solution that can be counted on, ensuring business-critical applications are always running and running well.
Altamaha Bank and Trust, a community bank in Georgia with approximately $150 million in assets, knows the value of having an IT infrastructure that is predictable and actually improves the performance of mission-critical applications. During an IT refresh, Altamaha Bank and Trust decided to make the switch away from physical servers and to virtualized workloads and hyperconverged infrastructure. Prior to SimpliVity, the company had all physical servers and on-board storage. Within five months of implementing hyperconverged infrastructure, the bank had centralized on the solution and now runs 100% of their infrastructure on SimpliVity OmniCube systems. The organization runs its core banking systems on the SimpliVity solution, including Microsoft SQL Server, as well as the bank’s teller system, document management system, and report management system.
“We needed a backup system that could accommodate hourly backups offsite and would not put a burden on my staff for ongoing management,” said Shan Venable, chief technology officer, Altamaha Bank and Trust. “We were also thinking about VDI down the road, so I needed a system that had the architecture for the storage capacity we would need and that could handle the challenges VDI would present us, such as boot storms. SimpliVity fit all those criteria and more.”
Looking to modernize its data center, Randolph Savings Bank worked with leading IT solutions provider and value added reseller TFA International to evaluate options for its next generation data center. After vetting various solutions, the company chose SimpliVity OmniCube for a fully redundant, high availability configuration. The SimpliVity solution eliminates the need for separate, individual siloes in the data center and enables an uptake in productivity while reducing the amount of labor required, allowing IT administrators to focus on other non-maintenance tasks.
“The ease of management the SimpliVity solution allows is a huge benefit for us,” said Tom Foresta, vice president and chief information officer, Randolph Savings Bank. “We are now able to manage our entire configuration through a single-pane-of-glass with a single administrator. And the capacity to manage everything through VMware vCenter is also a huge plus for us. It is a platform we are familiar and comfortable with, and it made the transition to hyperconvergence very smooth and non-intrusive.”
With hyperconverged infrastructure being rapidly adopted by companies around the globe, more and more financial service providers continue to realize the benefits of the technology. In an industry where downtime is absolutely unacceptable, hyperconvergence delivers on the promise of peak performance and predictability.