SVC Bank Enhances Disaster Recovery with NetApp Unified Storage

NetApp announced today that SVC Bank has chosen NetApp India as the preferred storage partner to build and manage the bank’s IT infrastructure. The bank deployed NetApp V3220 Open Storage Controllers to enable continuous data availability and integrated storage support for its virtualization initiatives.

“It has been quite a journey so far, and NetApp has been supportive of our IT activities. We have received phenomenal support during our DR-DC shift and during our controller upgrade. It has been a pleasure working with NetApp, without their support, there might have been many sleepless nights,” said Ravikiran Mankikar, chief general manager, IT Head, SVC Bank.

With NetApp, SVC Bank has been able to protect critical data and create a reliable disaster recovery (DR) solution at reduced cost and complexity. One of the significant benefits NetApp provides is improved storage utilization due to deduplication and thin provisioning. Using NetApp deduplication, SVC Bank has successfully removed multiple copies of files so that the same data is not copied in multiple locations when it is copied to the DR site.

“Data is more valuable when it is in the right place. Our solution allows SVC Bank to move data securely between cloud service providers and back to their own data centers as demands change,” said Anil Valluri, president, NetApp India & SAARC.  “As we work with SVC Bank, NetApp’s goal will be to provide solutions that free them from their non-core operations while simultaneously reducing cost and improving efficiency. Going forward with the growing workplace dynamics we will continue to provide storage solutions that are compact, flexible, scalable and optimizes data management.”

Moving forward, SVC Bank plans to build complex solutions into their NetApp infrastructure. SVC Bank plans to setup a near DR, which will result in a three-way replication of data and zero down the time lag between the data being replicated to the DR site.