DenizBank: Bank Delivers IT as a Service Using Private Cloud Model, Avoids $12 Million Expense
DenizBank, a fast-growing bank in Turkey, constantly needed new technology to support its growth - but data center costs were spiraling upward. To reduce costs and speed the delivery of IT services to the business, DenizBank first virtualized its servers by using the Hyper-V technology in the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system. It then configured its data centers as a private cloud environment by using Microsoft System Center 2012. Today, DenizBank runs its entire business from a private cloud infrastructure with 64 host servers that can scale to 1,500 virtual machines. DenizBank has been able to save US$7 million through server consolidation, avoid $12 million in data center costs, and anticipates a 20 percent reduction in IT staff costs.