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Primeur weekly 2013-07-15

Special

Supercomputer acting as a discovery machine for neuroscience ...

Exascale supercomputing

Jack Dongarra helps design software for the next generation of supercomputers receiving $1 million grant ...

The Cloud

e-Infrastructures for e-Sciences 2013 ...

EastWest Bank chooses HP to build private Cloud ...

IBM accelerates Cloud computing on System z with acquisition of CSL International ...

IBM closes acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies ...

L'Oréal Uruguay consolidates IT infrastructure into the private Cloud and reduces power consumption with IBM PureSystems ...

Oracle announces availability of Cloud Application Foundation, the #1 application foundation across conventional and Cloud environments ...

Oracle expands support for mobile and Cloud technologies with the latest Java development tools and framework ...

US Ignite recognizes RENCI and NC State for innovative app for monitoring power grids ...

EuroFlash

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European Commission to launch survey about Future Internet Assembly ...

Bull launches StoreWay Optima 4600: reaffirming its presence in the new-generation data handling market ...

DANTE celebrates 20 years of networking excellence ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c deployed by CERN to manage its Oracle infrastructure ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

USFlash

Professor Jack Dongarra announces new supercomputer benchmark ...

CASL milestone validates reactor model using TVA data ...

DOST to strengthen weather forecasting to benefit farmers ...

Fujitsu M10 achieves world-record result on two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark ...

Fujitsu integrates internal database platform using SPARC M10 servers ...

1Wealth Trading Company opines on IBM's foray into global banking ...

Golf Channel selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom Storage System to support rapid growth and new reality programming ...

Stephen F. Austin State University readies for growth; speeds registration, adds 8X capacity and unlocks IT for strategic projects ...

TACC supercomputers help microfluidics researchers make waves at the microscopic level ...

EastWest Bank chooses HP to build private Cloud

8 Jul 2013 Palo Alto - EastWest Bank, one of the fastest growing banks in the Philippines, has selected HP Converged Infrastructure to provide a modern, flexible and agile foundation to keep pace with business demands and transition to private Cloud.

Established in 1994, EastWest Bank has successfully competed with large multinational banks to become one of the largest credit card issuers and providers of auto loans in the Philippines. Technology upgrades to support new client services, including a new automation programme, have been instrumental to the bank's success. However, the company realized that its legacy IT infrastructure hindered productivity. This included an end-of-day financial system closing process that required a minimum of six hours to complete.

After evaluating solutions from IBM and EMC, EastWest Bank selected HP Converged Infrastructure to streamline IT operations, reduce costs and scale its IT infrastructure in response to increasing customer transactions.

The upgraded infrastructure includes the HP 3PAR StoreServ T400 Storage System, for scalable, flexible and cost-efficient storage. EastWest Bank also deployed HP ProLiant DL360 Servers to optimize performance per watt and square foot, while maximizing power efficiency with shared power supplies.

"Our previous system didn't give us enough flexibility to meet our daily business needs; the infrastructure was limiting because we were unable to allocate storage between systems", stated Randy Evangelista, vice president and head, Information Technology Group, EastWest Bank. "By implementing HP Converged Infrastructure, we've taken an important step towards building a private Cloud and delivering a dynamic and flexible IT environment that can keep pace with our business demands."

To ensure business continuity, EastWest Bank deployed one HP 3PAR StoreServ T400 Storage System at its production data centre and another at its disaster recovery site. The ability to consolidate thousands of virtual machines onto a single storage system enables the company to easily handle the increase in workload and support further growth.

Implementing HP 3PAR StoreServ has enabled EastWest Bank to achieve its primary objective of reducing end-of-day processing time by 40 percent. Data recovery time for all mission-critical systems was also reduced from up to four hours to only one hour. This includes core banking and other principal financial applications. Additionally, sharing and maximizing storage capacity enables EastWest Bank to eliminate the need to purchase additional hardware. The updated infrastructure offers 80 TB of total storage capacity, approximately five years of data, to meet important financial industry data storage requirements.

Throughout EastWest Bank's transition to HP Converged Infrastructure, HP Technology Services provided consulting and support expertise for infrastructure design, implementation and migration. Working hand in hand with EastWest Bank, HP's technical experts ensured the correct design to meet EastWest Bank's specific infrastructure needs.
Source: HP

Back to Table of contents

Primeur weekly 2013-07-15

Special

Supercomputer acting as a discovery machine for neuroscience ...

Exascale supercomputing

Jack Dongarra helps design software for the next generation of supercomputers receiving $1 million grant ...

The Cloud

e-Infrastructures for e-Sciences 2013 ...

EastWest Bank chooses HP to build private Cloud ...

IBM accelerates Cloud computing on System z with acquisition of CSL International ...

IBM closes acquisition of SoftLayer Technologies ...

L'Oréal Uruguay consolidates IT infrastructure into the private Cloud and reduces power consumption with IBM PureSystems ...

Oracle announces availability of Cloud Application Foundation, the #1 application foundation across conventional and Cloud environments ...

Oracle expands support for mobile and Cloud technologies with the latest Java development tools and framework ...

US Ignite recognizes RENCI and NC State for innovative app for monitoring power grids ...

EuroFlash

MINES ParisTech selects Bright Cluster Manager for materials science research cluster ...

European Commission to launch survey about Future Internet Assembly ...

Bull launches StoreWay Optima 4600: reaffirming its presence in the new-generation data handling market ...

DANTE celebrates 20 years of networking excellence ...

Oracle Enterprise Manager 12c deployed by CERN to manage its Oracle infrastructure ...

PRACE Winter School 2014 to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel ...

USFlash

Professor Jack Dongarra announces new supercomputer benchmark ...

CASL milestone validates reactor model using TVA data ...

DOST to strengthen weather forecasting to benefit farmers ...

Fujitsu M10 achieves world-record result on two-tier SAP SD standard application benchmark ...

Fujitsu integrates internal database platform using SPARC M10 servers ...

1Wealth Trading Company opines on IBM's foray into global banking ...

Golf Channel selects Oracle's Pillar Axiom Storage System to support rapid growth and new reality programming ...

Stephen F. Austin State University readies for growth; speeds registration, adds 8X capacity and unlocks IT for strategic projects ...

TACC supercomputers help microfluidics researchers make waves at the microscopic level ...