Soneri Bank Limited operates nationwide through 90 branches and a comprehensive network of 99 ATMs. The bankâs countrywide operations are controlled through two most critical systems, namely the web based Online Centralized Core Banking software applications having Retail Banking, Trade Finance, Corporate and Commercial Finance, Consumer Finance, Foreign Exchange & Treasury modules; and the ATM switch. Since even a few minutes downtime is unaffordable and any data loss could be potentially catastrophic, ensuring end-to-end data protection and 24 X 7 availability of these mission-critical systems is indispensable to the bankâs enterprise wide remote banking operations.
TPS will execute clustering for bankâs critical applications through industry's leading cross-platform clustering solution, Symantec Veritas Storage Foundation. Monitoring the status, health & performance of the services and swiftly switching the services on another server in the event of a fault will greatly minimize application downtime, be it planned or unplanned. This will ensure high availability of Soneri Bankâs mission critical applications and systems, particularly ATM switch and Core Banking Host, with ideally zero data loss; thus avoiding complete failure and uninterrupted services to bankâs customer over the branch counter as well as on all the delivery channels including ATMs. This robust and reliable solution will assure data consistency and integrity at primary as well as disaster recovery site.
End to end Data Protection with NetBackup 6.5
In addition, TPS will also implement Symantec data protection, archival, and recovery management solution, NetBackup 6.5 to provide LAN based Backup for Soneri Bankâs mission critical systems inclusive of its Switching Middleware, Core Banking Server and Back office Systems (Email MS Exchange Server, Insight Server, Active Directory, IVR / Call Centre etc) that to be be done on as per banks policies in an automated, streamlined, and centralized manner. To ensure end-to data protection, DLO (Desktop/ Laptop option) will also be implemented for true enterprise wide backup of all critical laptops and desktops. Beside the implementation of the entire system, TPS will also provide complete end-to-end consultancy to the bank.
âPakistani Banking Industry experienced unpleasant situations of major fiasco due to Riots, Fire in building having the Data Centres and Earth Quake during the past 3 years. Implementation of High Availability Solution in true spirit is inevitable and vital for Soneri Bank to serve customers 24 x 7 uninterrupted and make Business Continuity Plan properly functional. Our Bank anticipates the quality implementation of industryâs proven, validated and leading cross platform high availability solution from TPS within time frame. â
Haider Devjianie â EVP -Head of IT Soneri Bank