NTT deploys software-defined infra sol at Indian bank

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Singapore: NTT said it is strengthening one of the top Indian banks’ IT infrastructure with deployment of its software-defined infrastructure solutions.

By integrating a software-defined storage solution with the bank’s existing private cloud, NTT has expanded efficiencies within the client’s virtualized environment. This will enable business agility and optimized resource allocation.

Given the bank’s highly regulated operational environment with the exponential growth of data and workloads – it’s imperative to integrate and manage data that is typically stored in silos, across the enterprise.

With the deployed solution, the pooled resources can be managed centrally and intelligently. A unified management platform offers full visibility and easy access to data, thereby enhancing business efficiency and provisioning quicker troubleshooting through a managed services model.

Organisations are looking to future-proof their IT infrastructure and improve efficiencies across the board. While assessing a solution, decision-makers must factor in all costs, capacity requirements and limitations, according to Rahul Ambegaoker, Senior Director and Region Head – West, NTT in India.

“By accounting for present and future application usage, security, data retention, and analytics needs, NTT designed and deployed a solution that transformed the storage environment to be more efficient, flexible, agile, and scalable,” pointed out Ambegaoker.

“We overcame challenges and completed this project amid a pandemic, leveraging our strength in delivering complex hybrid cloud projects in the Financial Services domain,” he added.

NTT will consolidate three of the bank’s datacentres, manage servers and storage centrally, by combining it with the client’s existing private cloud.

The meaningful transformation of data to knowledge, according to Ambegaokar is possible only when it is methodically collected, stored, processed, shared, disseminated and used.

“This deployment reinforces their vision of enabling IT as a strategic resource for enhancing enterprise knowledge, improving customer service, and increasing the overall efficiency by using relevant data and information effectively,” added Ambegaoker.

The proposed technology stack is a unique solution that enables digital behaviour agenda of the Financial Services domain – a core sectoral area of expertise for NTT in India.

This solution serves as datacentre automation with the opportunity to build resilient IT solutions. It provides scale and availability while addressing exigencies such as the recent pandemic that crippled many businesses.

Since the implementation, the bank is reaping benefits such as reduced operational costs due to the consolidation and integration of the software-defined storage solution with their existing infrastructure.

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