HPE transitions data centres for Indian banks to all-flash architecture

HPE transitions data centres for Indian banks to all-flash architecture

All-flash infrastructure offers faster online transaction experience

Credit: HPE

Hewlett Packard Enterprise has transitioned the data centres of Andhra Pradesh State Co-operative Bank Limited (APCOB) and Telangana State Co-operative Apex Bank Limited (TSCAB) to an all-flash infrastructure, in a bid to improve online transaction experience for customers.

Specifically, the data centres will transition from traditional storage infrastructure to the vendor's 3PAR platform enabling better utilisation of rack space and applications to be run with minimum downtime.

"Resilience, security and agility are absolutely essential for banks to ensure they are able to offer an exceptional customer experience,” said Som Satsangi, managing director of India at HPE.

"HPE 3PAR offers financial institutes like APCOB and TSCAB a flexible storage platform with the agility needed to keep pace with their growing business demands and high standards.

"The newly announced AI functionality of HPE InfoSight means 3PAR solutions will be equipped to drive even higher levels of application availability, and application automation in on-premise infrastructure for increased productivity and efficiency.

"For APCOB and TSCAB we have been able to deliver significant flexibility and performance to their data centre infrastructure through HPE 3PAR."

Both banks contribute to the rural and agriculture development across the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana through their wide network of cooperatives across these states.

Previously, the banks were using a Unix-based system but decided to switch to x86-based HPE servers in an effort to provide predictable performance and easier hardware management.

Furthermore, the storage upgrade to all-flash came from their need to enable better utilisation of data centre rack space and run applications seamlessly with minimum downtime to deliver smoother and faster online transactions to customers.

In the end, both banks went with the HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8450 all-flash storage solution to modernise their data centres, which guarantee six-nines data availability and are designed to handle unpredictable workloads.

The recently introduced predictive support automation for HPE 3PAR with HPE InfoSight has enabled prediction and prevention of infrastructure problems before they happen, thereby driving even higher levels of application availability for HPE 3PAR environments.

The HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8000 family delivers the performance advantages of a purpose-built, flash-optimised architecture without compromising resiliency, data services, or data mobility. It also enables the organisations to reduce their data centre footprint.

“With HPE 3PAR StoreServ 8450, we are able to build a data management infrastructure to enable a storage economy of scale that transforms analytical workloads and makes cognitive computing initiatives possible,” said Rajasekhar Chowdary, head of IT infrastructure at Telangana State Cooperative Apex Bank.

"In our current database architecture environment, deduplication in HPE 3PAR is extremely efficient from both a performance and capacity perspective.

"The solution improves the endurance of flash media as the written data does not cross multiple internal pages, resulting in a very efficient use of flash pages and thereby significantly reducing our data centre's footprint and cost."

HPE 3PAR features a highly virtualised design that abstracts physical media, whether it is spinning disks or flash media, from the data layer.

This means that even when the underlying architecture is not designed around specific types of storage medium the virtualised design means it can adapt to any type of underlying storage.

“The HPE 3PAR StoreServ solution has optimised our data storage systems and modernised our data centre," added Srinivas Muppaneni, group CIO of Andhra Pradesh State Cooperative Bank.

"We are now able to handle unpredictable workloads effortlessly. By avoiding inessential data reads and writes, the HPE 3PAR Adaptive Optimisation with read and write technology has reduced latency, enhanced the backend performance, and extended the flash media lifespan, thereby lowering our total cost of ownership for storage."

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