Virtualization Helps Barnes Bank Prepare for a Second Century of Success
As part of its overall IT strategy, Barnes Bank replaces the servers every four years. With a quickly growing customer base and steadily growing IT capacity needs, the bank is exploring server virtualization as a means of reducing its hardware footprint while providing higher levels of data protection for the services customers rely on. Intuitively, virtualization seemed like a preferable solution, but the bank was concerned about the costs and complexity of implementation. VMware provided the software foundation for the kind of dynamic and automated data center the bank needed. VMware ESX would allow them to abstract server processor, memory, storage, and networking resources into multiple virtual machines, while VMware vMotion would improve business continuity and decrease unplanned downtime.