Alaskan Bank Virtualizes Branches for Productivity Benefits
Northrim is a commercial bank, headquartered in Anchorage, Alaska, committed to providing customer-first service. Business continuity and strong security are important competitive differentiators. Slow bandwidth delivery hampered employee productivity and affected customer service and different WAN configurations and server setups among branch offices create IT support challenges. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. Cisco Integrated Service Router Generation 2 (ISR G2) 2900 Series and 3900 Series routers and Cisco UCS E-Series Servers on ISR G2. The results of deploying Cisco were high availability and reliability significantly improve business continuity, 50 percent drop in branch office system infrastructure operating costs and integrated solution easier to manage and remotely provision, helping to accelerate branch expansion efforts.