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Nutanix helping BisB Standardized


BisB partners with Nutanix to set new Benchmarks for Islamic and Digital Banking in Bahrain.

Nutanix has announced that Bahrain Islamic Bank (BisB), is standardizing on Nutanix technology solutions to accelerate its digital transformation. The implementation of a wide suite of solutions from Nutanix resulted in 70% improvement in the performance and availability of critical workloads and 90% increase in the speed of backups which now complete in a matter of minutes.

Being the sector’s vanguard requires BisB to constantly invest in its IT infrastructure which is the rock-solid foundation on which its innovations are built. So, when it became evident that traditional physical servers and storage were no longer up to the bank’s lofty performance benchmarks, and that maintenance was drawing resources away from innovation, a decision was made to give this environment an overhaul.

The Bank ran Nutanix in a test environment for a whole year in order to understand the technology’s impressive capabilities and get firsthand experience of its incredible performance and reliability, before deciding to invest in a full suite of solutions including Nutanix Database-as-a-Service (NDB), Nutanix Files, Nutanix Data Protection and Nutanix AHV.

Overhauling its IT infrastructure with Nutanix has translated to a huge reduction in the time required to provision databases. “Where previously we needed up to five days to provision a database cluster, we can now have this up and running in under an hour. So, if a business unit wants to develop and test a new application, we can rapidly support them, which ultimately means our bank can get innovations to market sooner,” said Ahmed Sami, Services and Delivery Lead, BisB.

Moreover, where the bank once required up to four dedicated engineers to carry out database provisioning, it now allocates just a single resource. Echoing the same sentiments, Ali Adel, Database Lead, BisB commented, “In Nutanix, we have found that rare technology partner that is uncompromisingly committed to our bank’s long-term success. We have every intention of completely standardizing our infrastructure on Nutanix, so that we can get the value of other solutions available in their industry-leading portfolio.”

The enhancement to the bank’s backup and recovery capabilities has been more than impressive. With performance having increased a whole 90%, the bank’s backup window has been reduced to mere minutes. This exceeds regulatory requirements and gives customers confidence that their hard-earned finances are safe, and protected against the threat of cyber-attacks.

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