Hybrid cloud platform provider, IBM has announced its partnership with Indian Bank. Under this collaboration, the tech giant will help the public sector bank to deploy new front-end banking apps. IBM has also announced its plans to provide the Indian Bank with a safe computing infrastructure. With this partnership, the bank wants to consolidate its Front Branch Servers for better manageability and availability at both Data Centres (DC) and Disaster Recovery (DR) centres in Mumbai and Chennai.
As part of its project Paradise, Indian Bank also plans to run its CBS workloads on the latest generation of IBM power servers. This will enable the bank with more efficient utilisation of available computing resources and will also help in decreasing the total cost of ownership.
How IBM will help Indian Bank
To boost agility, IBM has proposed a hybrid cloud approach for all AIX workloads. The company also introduced a combination of Capex and Opex models for the consumption of computing resources to meet the Indian Bank’s digital infrastructural needs.
The company stated: “Essentially, it provides Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and aims to deliver various capabilities such as additional compute and storage, build a private cloud using the available resources, create a single pool of processors across DC and DR and enable services equivalent to a pay-as-you-grow model.”
Amongst the various services deployed by the Indian Bank, it will also use IBM PowerSC for all AIX endpoints to get better support for compliance audits. This will also simplify and improve the security of its private cloud. Moreover, for simplified virtualisation management, cloud deployments, workload image management and resource optimisation for IBM AIX Servers the bank will use IBM PowerVC.
What the Indian Bank said about the partnership
Deepak Sarda, chief general manager, IT and Partnership, Indian Bank said: “As part of our capacity management initiative and to manage evolving application requirements, we wanted a cloud-like functionality within our data centre. With benefits like better flexibility, lower costs and enhanced security, we are creating a value-oriented solution by setting up a proactive and service-oriented model for the bank.”
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