DCI Banks on NetApp to Slash Storage Requirements and Boost Services Flexibility
SUNNYVALE, Calif.-October 13, 2010- Data
Center, Inc. (DCI), has implemented a VMware® solution built
on NetApp (NASDAQ: NTAP) storage to improve service and reliability
for its clients that rely on it for cloud-based banking services.
In the process, DCI has also gained the flexibility to anticipate
and respond to rapidly changing needs and has been able to simplify
management and drastically reduce its data center footprint and
management overhead costs.
DCI provides advanced banking solutions for
the financial industry, including bank processing and management
systems, Internet banking, teller automation, ATM/card services
network, and backroom services. For DCI's bank customers,
continuous service is a must, and data needs to be available
immediately in order for them to best serve their own customers. To
remain competitive, both DCI and its clients need the most
efficient, dynamic, and reliable IT-as-a-service capabilities. To
maintain this competitive edge, DCI contacted ISG Technology, Inc.,
a leading provider of virtualization and storage solutions and a
NetApp value-added reseller, to help consolidate its servers and
make its data centers more flexible and efficient.
- ISG Technology, Inc., helped DCI implement a VMware
server virtualization solution with over 200TB of NetApp
- DCI is now able to do much more with much less, managing all
200TB+ of data with one full-time employee.
- DCI has been able to retire 85 physical servers and reduce
storage needs by 50%.
- By significantly reducing the number of servers and spinning
hard drives in its data centers, DCI is on track to save 70%, or
$125,000, in annual power and cooling costs, and to have a 75%
reduction in data center real estate.
- The flexible, shared IT infrastructure built on NetApp storage
supports DCI's private-cloud-based iCore360® bank management
- iCore360 helps banks provide better service to their customers
by being able to quickly deploy new features and services without
requiring additional investments in time, money, or technical
- To expand its automated backup, recovery and disaster recovery
capabilities for its own systems and customers, DCI deployed
SnapManager® for Virtual Infrastructure, which automates
replication and recovery services.
- Robert Ross, chief security officer and senior vice president
of Network and Technical Services, DCI
"The NetApp-VMware solution has really pushed our business to the
next level. We've streamlined our operations and realized some
remarkable cost savings. We also have a strong competitive edge in
providing banks what they need most: continuous service,
reliability, and minimal risk."
- Patrick Rogers, vice president of Solutions and Alliances,
"DCI is a wonderful example of how companies can take advantage of
NetApp's virtualization and storage
efficiency solutions to get as much utilization as possible
from their IT and provide better services for their customers. By
leveraging our partner community, DCI was able to build the
flexible and efficient shared IT infrastructure required to provide
the cloud services their customers need today and the foundation to
provide services that their customers will need in the
NetApp Virtual Event: "Make the Leap
to a Shared Infrastructure"
DCI will participate in a NetApp virtual event on November 9 at
10:00 a.m. PT on how NetApp's technologies, products, and solutions
can make IT ready for the future. In addition to DCI's Bob Ross,
hear NetApp executives Tom Georgens, Manish Goel, and Brendon Howe,
as well as ESG analyst Mark Peters, discuss how a shared
infrastructure built on NetApp can enable IT to deliver
unparalleled efficiency and flexibility to an organization. To
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