UBRD Improves Digital Banking Services

8 February 2019 (09:23)

UrBC, Yekaterinburg, February 8, 2019. The Ural Bank for Reconstruction & Development (UBRD) is embarking on a digital upgrades campaign this year; introducing the advanced Solid-State Array by Pure Storage into the bank’s IT infrastructure was the first step on the way to becoming more productive and reliable and to cutting equipment-related costs. The UBRD decided on the Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and the five-year repayment period (in equal installments) as the most sensible cost-optimizing option, the bank’s press service reports.

‘The UBRD keeps implementing its strategy to become Sverdlovsk Region’s No.1 digital bank. The business has been expanding fast, which is affecting the IT infrastructure as well: the amount of customer data we need to process rises by 20% to 30% a year, while the infrastructure’s productivity doubles. Our current storage platform would soon be insufficient for our business needs, so the bank decided to use the solutions offered by the data storage market’s leaders,’ the press service says.

The bank’s system integrator Jet Infosystems suggested getting the bank’s storage platform upgraded with All-Flash and NVMe-based Pure Storage Flash Array. Flash Array performs at 200,000 input/output operations per second (IOPS) (response time: under 2 milliseconds). This is also a high-end (99,9999%) active/active service that provides disaster tolerance. The system meets the bank’s deduplication and compression algorithm efficiency requirements as well.

‘The need for quality customer service is the key reason we are upgrading our IT infrastructure and our business processes. The world of today is making us consider our IT investments very carefully on the one hand and get the most out of these investments on the other. The market is responding to both of these needs, and this particular project has made all of our services more reliable. After all, it is the IT infrastructure that is the basis of the digital banking ecosystem and that affects customer service,’ says UBRD IT Director Andrei Obukhov.

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