Financial Technology

Financial Technology

May 19, 2011

Garanti Bank Picks Radware's Application Delivery Controller Hypervisor

Turkey based private bank Garanti Bank has said that it has purchased Radware’s (News - Alert) ADC-VX, an Application Delivery Controller (ADC) hypervisor that runs multiple virtual ADC instances on Radware’s OnDemand Switch platform -- which is enabling the company to consolidate its data center and focus on developing new intranet and TCP/IP based banking applications.

“As one of Turkey's leading banks, Garanti required a scalable, highly available solution that would deliver more with less hardware while enabling them to offer the highest quality of experience to their customers,” said Roberto Neisser, sales director for Turkey at Radware.

The company’s ADC (News - Alert)-VX was a perfect match to Garanti's virtualized application delivery requirements -- as it guarantees business continuity of critical applications using an innovative fault isolation mechanism, while reducing costs in the data center, Neisser said.

Garanti Bank has nearly 17,000 employees, and caters to the financial needs of its 9 million customers. The company operates as an integrated financial services company with its nine subsidiaries offering services in payment systems, pensions, leasing, factoring, brokerage and asset management.

Bank officials said that they were looking to ensure a high quality of experience of their banking services and critical backend applications as well as to consolidate its data center.

“We were looking for a virtualized ADC solution for our advanced intranet and TCP/IP based banking services – without compromising resiliency or performance of our ADC services,” said Senol KARAHASAN, vice president of Network at Garanti Bank.

Garanti chose Radware's ADC-VX solution after comprehensive evaluation of several ADC solutions. The bank selected Radware’s solution for its unique virtualization capabilities, which includes complete fault, network and management isolation between its virtual ADC instances.

“As a long term customer of Radware, we knew that its virtualization solutions would provide us with the same technology and business advantages we have already experienced with Radware solutions, and one that would enable us to expand our services offering to our customers,” KARAHASAN said.

Radware solution’s isolation architecture combined with virtualized hardware-based SSL offloading capabilities will free the bank's servers CPUs to handle additional requests. Company officials said that this will minimize the need for additional investment in hardware to support application processing requirements.

Additionally, the deployment of Radware’s ADC-VX provides operational expenditure savings in terms of power, cooling, and footprint, reduced annual service costs, and new service facilitation, according to company officials.

Radware’s ADC-VX hypervisor is part of its Virtual Application Delivery Infrastructure (VADI) strategy. This strategy focuses on bringing full agility and efficiency of virtualization to application delivery solutions.

This year in March, Radware announced that Technology Marketing Corp's (TMC) INTERNET TELEPHONY magazine named its Alteon 5412 and DefensePro as the recipients of their 2010 Product of the Year Award.

Anshu Shrivastava is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Anshu’s articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Rich Steeves

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