"We wanted to be sure that the needs of the bank and its clients would be met. Therefore, we developed and tested different scenarios that would show what Windows Server 2012 could do for us. I’m very happy to say that it passed with flying colors.”
Evrim Eroğlu, Expert Designer and Team Leader, Finansbank
As a financial institution, Finansbank has a reputation for providing innovative banking services to its customers. It therefore needed to ensure that its network, systems, applications and IT infrastructure were flexible and powerful enough to support the
needs of the bank and its clients. In order to achieve this, the bank needed a powerful but cost-effective virtualization solution that was agile, fully-scalable, and easy to manage.
For Finansbank, the solution also needed to be able to:
reduce licensing, operational and infrastructure costs
use virtual machines (VMs) in high-performance demanding environments
set up a new server within short notice
replicate VMs from a primary site to a backup site without the need for specialized storage or networking hardware
live migration with non-shared storage
minimize cluster downtime
For the bank’s IT department, upgrading to Windows Server 2012 would give Finansbank the solution it was looking for. The high scalability and flexibility in building and maintaining a virtual environment all at a minimal cost - would be a definite advantage
for the bank.
Evrim Eroğlu, who works as an Expert Designer and Team Leader at the bank’s IT department, was quite positive and very happy with the results in testing the features of Windows Server 2012.
“We wanted to be sure that the needs of the bank and its clients would be met. Therefore, we developed and tested different scenarios that would show what Windows Server 2012 could do for us. I’m very happy to say that it passed with flying colors.”
Some of the scenarios that were tested involved:
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