BankIslami Pakistan Builds Private Cloud on FlexPod to Gain Future Readiness and Save Operational Costs
BankIslami Pakistan Ltd. (www. bankislami.com.pk) was the first bank to receive the Islamic Banking license under the Islamic Banking policy of 2003 on March 31, 2005. Their challenge is to streamline the IT infrastructure to manage growth and step into a new IT era. They chose NetApp to overcome this challenge. They have implemented the FlexPod platform from NetApp and Cisco to run VMware and Oracle virtualization in a private cloud. The results of implementing NetApp were eased capacity planning for a growing environment, reduced power costs by US$70,000 per year, cut operational costs at the production and DR site by 50%, saved 22 blade servers and reused them for other purposes and leveraged existing NetApp know-how and stepped into the cloud service era.