Date Added: May 2010
ASB is one of the oldest and largest banks in New Zealand with more than 1 million customers and 5,500 employees. Based in Auckland, the bank is part of the ASB Group, a leading provider of financial and insurance services in New Zealand. It continuously enhances its online offerings. ASB in New Zealand wanted to improve the resiliency of the e-mail system it relied on for business processes. The bank also wanted to explore capabilities such as archiving and unified messaging. It decided to meet its goals by implementing Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.ASB wanted to improve the availability of its core e-mail system first. By implementing Exchange Server 2010, restoration of e-mail service can be done in seconds. The bank expects its staff to work more productively with enhanced communications capabilities. Now ASB can recover faster from any failure - disk, server, or data center level - without manual intervention. With a traditional failover cluster, it takes 30 minutes to restore service after a failure and hours to switch over to secondary data center. The Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can achieve better business outcomes while controlling the costs of deployment, administration, and compliance. It delivers the widest range of deployment options, integrated information leakage protection, and advanced compliance capabilities, which combine to form the best messaging and collaboration.