When a fiduciary business service is established or started it requires a ground-up, robust server solution that would provide the company with a resilient, intelligent storage and back-up system at its remote branch office data centre and its disaster recovery facility.If it is a national or international fiduciary business service company then the proposed solution would enable it to fully comply with all regulations relating to the dissemination and secure management of the data it held.
Business benefits of NSPL:
Uncomplicated system management,
Best storage utilisation,
Migration achieved in a restricted timeframe.
Challenges faced and solved efficiently:
Making the administrative and management of the system more easy with a small on-site IT team,
Enable relevant members of staff to carry out essential operational IT tasks as required.
To ensure the new IT system is in place for the office which undertakes a large, time-critical project within a very tight timeframe.
Working with the company’s IT team to understanding the company requirements.
Assist during the decision – making the process to make the correct decision, including arranging on-site demonstrations of the recommended solutions.
Clear and the best strategy is required for the coherent management of storage and backups on an ongoing basis with the limited resources on-site.
The strategic assessment required for :
Back up methodologies
Current IT management and administration capabilities
Server and data workload and planned growth
Development of a virtualised server infrastructure
Synchronisation for disaster recovery
Data centre server assessment
Mirroring for high availability
The best solution:
IBM x3850 enterprise servers running VMWare
The IBM XIV storage system for data storage of the branch and disaster recovery sites.
IBM TS3500 Tape library utilising IBM Tivoli Storage Manager at all locations provides Back up strategies.
This combination of solution can provide a robust and secure IT infrastructure for the newly established Banking company.
Immediate benefits of this solution:
Administration simplicity and management functionality
Data migration is easy and fast
Secure and robust servers and IT infrastructures
Highly scalable and high-performance platform
Reduces the utilized capacity up to 50 percent will reduce future capital expenditure
Totally mirrored infrastructure needs no additional licensing costs
Back up procedures are highly automated.
Dynamic and flexible infrastructure
Advantages of using IBM XIV storage system:
Built-in snap-shot capability provides a “point in time” backup strategy.
Reduces the strain on the infrastructure during regular back-ups.
Capability to create thinly provisioned storage pools provides flexibility and reduces the overall space required to store data and thus offers scalability for future growth.
The new IBM servers, XIV storage system and tape libraries provide a resilient server, storage and backup system that is easy to use and will meet the technical and regulatory compliance demands of the newly established fiduciary business services operation now and in the future. Navigator systems understand the needs, and provide an ideal solution and work along with the on-site team to ensure the system is up and running within a very short period of time. When undertaking a huge, restricted time project Navigator systems is a trustworthy technology partner to provide the right and proposed solution to meet the technical and regulatory compliance demands of the international fiduciary business services operation.