The Bank of Fayetteville
Date : 3/1/2012
All banks have critical data that has to be available 24x7. To do that cost-effectively, you have to do it in a virtual world.
Les Barnes, Senior VP and IT Manager, The Bank of Fayetteville, United States
ChallengeThe Bank of Fayetteville needed a cost-effective way to implement and test a disaster-recovery plan for the servers that support its check-imaging and document-management software, as well as a foundation for growth.
SolutionThe bank virtualized its servers with VMware® using Dell™ EqualLogic™ virtualized iSCSI SANs to provide shared storage capacity. Virtual machines are now replicated between two data centers, allowing the bank to recover servers in minutes.
Benefits• Server recovery time reduced to minutes from a week or more
• Seven-fold improvement in recovery point objective (RPO)
• Elimination of nightly backup windows
• $8,000 annual cost avoidance on disk with thin provisioning and automated data tiering