Data Protection and Disaster Recovery Combine to Meet Banking Needs

 

Champion Solutions Group recently helped a MidWest banking institution with their data protection strategy to deliver a solution for both DR and backup and recovery. Being in the banking industry, they needed the solution to be fully PCI and FINRA compliant, along with having the capacity to store all of their data and be simple to manage. Champion was able to deliver a DRaaS solution powered by Infrascale to protect the Banking Institution from data loss and minimize downtime.

Customer Profile
The Banking Institution focuses on Personal and Business banking, as well as Health Savings Accounts. Their data centers are located in the MidWest of the United States and in total The Banking Institution has approximately 150 employees – 10 of which are in the IT department. It was founded prior to 1900 and has multiple branch locations throughout Florida and Colorado in the USA.

Objectives
• A simple to use solution that isn’t too complicated to manage
• A secure solution that adheres to strict financial industry standards
• A solution to support mixed environments and store large data sets

Requirements
One of the biggest challenges for any financial institution is the sensitivity of customer data, as they must adhere to stringent financial security requirements. Not only were they in need of a secure solution, which held up to industry standards of PCI and FINRA compliance, but they needed a solution that had the capacity to store all of their data, over 9TB in total. They also needed a solution compatible with their existing environment: 95% of which was Windows based, VMware, and a few Linux machines. Finally, The Banking Institution needed a solution that was easy to understand, and not too complicated of a product for the IT staff to run and manage.

Data Protection Plan
The Banking Institution was impressed by the cloud based Infrascale solution that Champion offered, the 15 minute failover guarantee and the ease of use of the product. A few of the highlights included the short amount of time it took for replication of their servers to the Infrascale cloud, as well as the failover and orchestration technologies. Most impressively, they were able to seamlessly move from proof of concept to implementation without any configuration changes, so the solution was ready to go immediately.
Infrascale & Champion protect the Banking Institution from data loss and minimize downtime with the implementation of a Disaster Recovery as a Service solution, combining the power of the cloud with an on-premise data protection appliance.

The Solution
The Banking Institution now has a fully PCI and FINRA compliant solution, and they’re able to achieve a 15 minute failover in the event of any disaster.

Results
The Banking Institution eradicates downtime and data loss by utilizing Champion / Infrascale’s DR solution. This combines a direct to cloud backup service and an onsite disaster recovery appliance.

“In the banking industry, everyone knows you have to offer a highly available system, and data backup and recovery is essential as well. We were able to have both a DR solution and a high quality data backup and recovery system for about the same cost of each. Also, the Proof of Concept was non-evasive. I’m very happy with the Champion-Infrascale solution. It’s an easy-to-use solution that functions very well with minimal management from my end. Implementing this solution really frees up my time to work on other critical projects.” – Banking Institution Representative

Learn more about DRaaS today! Call 800-771-7000 or visit: https://championsg.com/dr-as-a-service

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