Part of the BBVA financial services group, Garanti BBVA is Turkey’s second-largest private bank. Operating in a highly regulated market, Garanti BBVA puts huge emphasis on the reliability and availability of its services. From an IT perspective, this means that outages are not an option. Over several years, the bank has built an IT architecture designed to maximize availability and provide extremely high levels of resilience against disaster, but it was not always easy to manage.
Today, the bank uses Hitachi Ops Center Administrator to unify the management of all its Virtual Storage Platform systems, including the VSP 5500, VSP 5100 and VSP E590 systems, and its older VSP G1500 arrays.
From the Administrator interface, the storage team can easily provision new storage volumes with just a few simple steps. With Hitachi Ops Center Protector dramatically streamlines the team’s replication management workflows. And the Hitachi Ops Center Analyzer monitors vital storage key performance indicators, such as recovery time objective, and provide real-time alerts when potential problems are detected.
Using Hitachi Ops Center to automate our day-to-day tasks has been key to streamlining Garanti BBVA operations and has:
- Cut daily replication tasks from three hours to just 15 minutes
- Improved reliability by replacing hand-coded scripts with GUI-based automation.
- Maximized uptime while minimizing human intervention with real-time monitoring.
“Thanks to Hitachi Ops Center, our storage landscape has become one of the easiest parts of our infrastructure to manage.”
– Deniz Armen, Cloud Data Storage Technologies Manager, Garanti BBVA
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