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Huawei signs strategic partnership with Fidelity Bank

Fidelity Bank, has signed a strategic partnership with Huawei, the global Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions provider, to end the banks storage challenges, ITRealms reports.

The bank’s storage system was increasingly and steadily stretched by its sheer volume of business as it serves millions of customers daily across the West African sub region, 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.

Prologue to the partnership, ITRealms gathered from the bank’s site, commenced in March 2014 at the CeBIT event where the Huawei’s financial solutions unit met officials of Fidelity Bank who were attending the conference in search of internationally reputable companies to partner with for their ICT needs. Then the two parties agreed to work together, with Huawei mandated to enhance the bank’s storage capacity and resolve the performance bottlenecks in the system.

According to the information, 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 than 20 per cent 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.

 ITRealms learnt, Huawei’s solutions have gained a high rating from the client. “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, utilizing the device to carry 16 forms of business data, including A / Class B business 5, C / Class D business 11.The A class of applications contain ICBC’s front and pedestrian front as the most critical business applications; it is worthy of note that the ICBC provides high reliability yet low TCO”.

Fidelity Bank, ITRealms also reports, 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.

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