Mumbai-based Thane Bharat Sahakari Bank (TBSB) has selected a Smarter Computing solution built on IBM PureSystems over its existing environment to create an intelligent infrastructure designed to help the bank manage growth, introduce new client services and boost its profitability.
It is the first bank in India to adopt IBM PureSystems. In making its decision, the bank was looking to increase the flexibility and capabilities of its core systems and to become more client oriented and responsive to changing market demands. With a network of more than 20 branches in Maharashtra and plans to expand in other states, the bank needed to refresh its hardware infrastructure to ensure better support for its core banking system.
PureSystems provides the answer to these challenges by automating systems management expertise with open, scalable systems that help increase utilization and reduce the total number of servers required in the datacenter. By eliminating lower utilization servers – PureSystems allows the bank to consolidate its IT operations even as it grows its business model. Increased utilization equates to a smaller real-estate requirement, lower energy costs and lower systems management costs. As a result, PureSystems can help to free up the bank’s valuable human resources from mundane, error prone, and expensive IT operational tasks, allowing them to rededicate these resources to critical customer service operations.
“IBM PureSystems is the ideal choice because it helps us in three main areas,” said Shriram Date, CEO, Thane Bharat Sahakari Bank. “First, it reduces our cost and complexity – simplifying and reducing steps across the complete IT life cycle; second, it provides additional security by helping reduce enterprise risk with trusted protection built in from the hardware up; and third, PureSystems significantly reduces new application deployment times.”
Working with Business Partner Finacus Solutions, IBM provided Thane Bharat Sahakari Bank with a solution consisting of IBM PureFlex System, Flex System Manager (FSM), V7000 Storage, Flex Chassis, BladeCenter H, and Tape Library TS 3100. The solution helps the bank to cater to newer workloads much faster, bringing down the deployment times from days and months to hours.