UNB upgrades data storage infrastructure

ABU DHABI - Union National Bank inked a contract with STME to implement Symmetrix DMX 800 networked storage technology to increase performance and lower the cost of managing information in a high-growth IT infrastructure.

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Published: Tue 3 Aug 2004, 9:42 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 11:42 AM

Symmetrix DMX is also facilitating an advanced disaster recovery strategy that will utilise EMC SRDF software to remotely mirror data between two locations.

According to UNB spokesperson, "the steady growth of many mission-critical systems, such as online banking and card management system has carved a clear path to Symmetrix DMX. With more data going online, we require more capacity, higher data availability, and better performance. Based upon modeling conducted by EMC and STME, we are looking to Symmetrix DMX to maintain high performance. The expanded connectivity and scalability of Symmetrix DMX and the development of advanced methods to store and retrieve data from the main data centre or through the direct online connectivity will help us facilitate aggressive server consolidation."

By implementing this technology, the bank will continue to protect its customer's data secured and accessible from its main data centre or from its Disaster recovery site any time.

As a phased approach the bank would be fully taking advantage of the new level of scalability, performance and reliability offered by EMC through connecting all its business critical applications. By the end of the fourth quarter, UNB is planning to consolidate all its branch databases.

The Bank has also chosen StorageTek, and Veritas Software Corporation the leading tape automation and end-to-end storage management software providers for its Enterprise Backup solutions.

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