Halkbank: Riverbed Technology Enables Halkbank to Improve Application Performance and Avoid Expensive Bandwidth Upgrade
Halkbank is the 7th largest bank in Turkey in terms of assets. Halkbank had experienced rapid growth and as a result employees based at the branch offices and bank branches were experiencing poor application performance. A cost/benefit analysis suggested that a WAN optimization solution offered a better strategy than upgrading bandwidth. Halkbank selected Riverbed for its overall performance and manageability and installed 205 Steelhead appliances across its WAN. Users noticed an immediate improvement in application performance with a core banking application now performing up to 40 times faster. Halkbank has also seen an average 17 month ROI, avoided a costly bandwidth upgrade, and improved employee productivity.