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Posted: 9/14/2012
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Fintek IT Firm Gains Flexibility, Cuts Costs and Increases Computing Power using Virtualization

"Windows 2012 is a highly flexible, robust and powerful virtualization solution. For example, with just a few clicks, we can replicate virtual machines between storage systems, clusters, and data centers in over two sites using Hyper-V Replica. This is a great benefit for our company."
Serdar Sunar, Services Manager, Fintek

Business Needs

Fintek provides IT consulting, infrastructure services, application and industry services to its customers in the financial sector, who are located in Turkey and abroad. Due to its diverse services portfolio and to ensure that their client’s business requirements would be efficiently met, the firm had specific business needs that involved being able to have a high-density and fully scalable IT environment that could respond quickly to demands from its clients without any downtime. Being able to slash operational and maintenance costs as well as increase power and performance, were equally important.

        • create a high-density and fully scalable environment

        • a multi-server platform using VMs instead of physical servers to increase computing power

        • continuous availability, providing uninterrupted service to users

        • being able to replicate and migrate machines easily


Solution

For the company, it became clear that the answer lay in virtualization or cloud computing, particularly using Windows Server 2012. This is due to its ability to extend beyond virtualization by allowing a business to create a private cloud, scale and secure workloads and provide greater computing power - all at a minimal cost.

The solution was implemented with Windows 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0 installed on 4 servers clustered on one site, and 1 server with Windows 2012 and Hyper-V 3.0 installed on another site. Scenarios involving NIC Teaming, Hyper-V Live Migration, Hyper-V Storage Migration and Hyper-V Replica were successfully tested.

Serdar Sunar, who works as a manager is quite happy with the results. "Windows 2012 is a highly flexible, robust and powerful virtualization solution. For example, with just a few clicks, we can replicate virtual machines between storage systems, clusters, and data centers in over two sites using Hyper-V Replica. This is a great benefit for our company."

  • NIC Teaming for network fault tolerance

  • simultaneous virtual machine migrations with no downtime

Benefits
  • lower IT costs

  • a more powerful and responsive IT infrastructure

  • transparent failover lets file shares fail over to another cluster node without interrupting server applications that are accessing data on them

  • ability to move the virtual hard disks of running VMs to a different storage location with no downtime

  • NIC teaming prevents connectivity loss

  • supports 32 nodes in a single failover cluster

  • Hyper-V allows deployment of flexible, usage-driven private clouds

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Solution Overview



Organization Size: 590 employees

Organization Profile

Fintek specializes in providing financial solutions and services to its customers in the banking sector. It has been ranked as one of the top 10 IT companies in Turkey.


Software and Services
  • Windows Server
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft Services

Vertical Industries
  • IT Services
  • Financial Services

Country/Region
Turkey

Languages
English

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