Huawei`s Storage Solution Boosts Fidelity Bank’s Rapid Growth
HUAWEI, a global multinational networking, telecommunications equipment and services Company, has entered into partnership with Fidelity Bank Plc., one of the leading commercial banks in Nigeria, to find tune the bank’s ICT requirements.
Fidelity Bank is currently ranked amongst the top 10 banks in Nigeria, with a network of over 220 branches nationwide, and a presence in all the 36 states and major cities around the country.
As one of the fastest growing banks in Nigeria, serving millions of customers daily across the West African sub region, Fidelity Bank’s storage system was increasingly stretched by its sheer volume of business, thereby risking a potential drop in the bank’s service delivery. In addition, the bank’s backup system required optimization to ensure an even more stable and effective ICT system.
The partnership, Nigeria CommunicationsWeek gathered was signed shortly after, Huawei held an IT product launch at the Oriental Hotel in Lagos, where Mr. Shi Weiliang, vice president of Huawei West Africa Region declared Huawei’s readiness to assist banks with its financial solutions unit.
The event was attended by more than one hundred customers and partners, and once again, the IT team of Fidelity bank was impressed by the powerful and reliable storage solution showcased by Huawei.
Both parties then agreed to work together, with Huawei mandated to enhance the bank’s storage capacity and resolve the performance bottlenecks in the system.
In September 2014, after three months of rigorous POC testing, Huawei`s S6800 and DR solutions achieved excellent results, with all pre-agreed indicators exceeding the bank’s expectations by more than20% minimum, while IOPS reached about 300K to meet the daily business requirement, and the RTO time came down to minutes level.
This project has been designed to support the accelerated growth rate of Fidelity bank’s business expansion over the next 3 year; suffice to say, the Fidelity Bank IT group was impressed.
After a year of steady operation, Huawei’s solutions have gained a high rating from the client: “Huawei storage devices have been applied in the banking system.
Their high performance, stability, and reliability meet our service requirements. In addition, Huawei is a trusted solution provider who can provide fast after-sales service.”
Based on its industry-leading hardware specifications, the S6800T integrates the advanced technologies of high-density disk design, Turbo Module (high-density and hot-swappable I/O modules), and Turbo Boost (three-level performance boost), and multi-level data protection, satisfying the application requirements of large OLTP/OLAP databases, Internet operation, centralized storage, backup, disaster recovery, and data migration.
The S6800 is widely used in the international finance industry, with ICBC being the biggest user, utilising the device to carry 16 forms of business data, including A / Class B business 5, C / Class D business 11.