Banco Matone: Increasing Productivity with Dell Servers


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Banco Matone: Increasing Productivity with Dell Servers

  1. 1. Banco Matone increasesproductivity while saving •  Backup/Recovery/Archiving power with Dell servers •  Green Computing  •  Services  •  Power & Coolingand Dell/EMC storage •  Storage Consolidation •  Virtualization “We eliminated reporting bottlenecks and are prepared to support the rapid growth of our business, thanks to Dell.” Guilherme Lessa, IT Director, Banco Matone Customer Profile Company: Banco Matone Industry: Banking and Finance Country: Brazil Employees: 800 Web: Business Need   Benefits Banco Matone has experienced rapid growth over the past two years, •  160% increase in processing  necessitating the expansion and upgrade of its entire server and capacity storage infrastructure. Besides the need for greater processing and •  200% improvement in backup  storage capacity, the business needed to address issues of reliability performance and availability. •  48% savings in power  Solution •  280% increase in storage capacity Banco Matone worked with Dell consultants to upgrade its IT infrastructure. The solution included Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers running VMware virtualization software, a Dell/EMC SAN equipped with Enterprise Flash Drives (EFDs), a Dell PowerVault™ tape library and Symantec™ Backup Exec™ software for backup and restore.
  2. 2. Credit is the key to sustained growth in the expanding Brazilian consumer economy. Institutions such as Banco Matone, which focuses on providing consigned credit—or payroll loans—through its 85 stores and business branches, are playing a significant role in keeping consumers buying. Founded in 1967, Banco Matone with servers, backup systems and (Matone) has 800 employees, and storage that it could use in conjunction“We increased headquarters in Porto Alegre, the capital of Rio Grande do Sul, São Paulo with the new equipment to enhance its virtualization initiative. processing capacity and Rio de Janeiro. The first company in Brazil to offer personal loans over by 160 percent, the phone, Matone has been a pioneer Technology at Work increased storage in offering innovative products and services since its inception. Services capacity by 280 Due to its rapid expansion over the past Dell™ Consulting Services percent and two years, the company had to expand – Design and Implementation and update its servers and storage – Virtualization improved backup infrastructure. Besides the need for – Backup and Restore greater processing and storage capacity, performance by the business needed to address issues Dell Support Services 200 percent by of reliability and availability. Hardware acquiring the new Upgrading infrastructure to  Dell/EMC CX4-240 SAN with support rapid growth  Enterprise Flash Drives Dell infrastructure.” With guidance from Dell Consulting Dell PowerEdge™ R710 andGuilherme Lessa, Services, Matone assessed the R610 servers with Intel® Xeon®IT Director, environment and defined the upgrade processors 5500 seriesBanco Matone requirements and performance Dell PowerVault™ ML6020 tape standards needed for the server and library storage platform. The company also determined how to reuse existing Software resources in a new architecture Symantec™ Backup Exec™ designed for higher availability and increased reliability. Banco Matone VMware vSphere 4 had already been virtualizing servers, so it had a VMware platform in place
  3. 3. Working with Dell consultants, Avoiding business downtime Matone quickly identified how to The Dell consultants worked alongincrease processing and storage with the bank’s technical team to installcapacity, and enhance system the entire infrastructure and bring itreliability and availability. In addition online efficiently and on time. The finalto existing Dell servers and storage, installation and activation of the newBanco Matone acquired Dell solutions had no impact on BancoPowerEdge R710 and R610 servers Matone’s operations, which was criticalwith Intel Xeon processors, a Dell/ because any interruption would haveEMC CX4-240 SAN equipped with been very costly in terms of lost business.the highest performance EnterpriseFlash Drives (EFDs), a Dell PowerVault 160% increase in  ML6020 tape library, and Symantec processing capacityBackup Exec software for backup and The infrastructure upgrade gaverestore. Matone sourced its VMware, Matone the ability to maintain itsMicrosoft and Symantec products growth and scale to meet futurefrom Dell, which it considers a partner demands. “We eliminated reportingin single-vendor solutions. bottlenecks and are prepared to support the rapid growth of ourMatone chose Dell for its infrastructure business, thanks to Dell,” says Lessa.upgrade because of the bank’s “We increased processing speed by 160excellent existing relationship with percent, increased storage capacityDell and Dell’s outstanding customer by 280 percent and improved backup “Our partnershipservice record, as well as the quality ofthe solution, the low rate of failures with performance by 200 percent by with Dell brings us acquiring the new Dell infrastructure.”Dell hardware and the interoperabilityof the new equipment with the existing One of the major factors in Matone’s many advantages.”solution. “Our partnership with Dell decision to undertake this initiative Guilherme Lessa,brings us many advantages,” says was the potential energy savings IT Director,Guilherme Lessa, Banco Matone’s consistent with the company’s Banco MatoneIT director. “Dell knows our business sustainability policies. With the newneeds, and they have been able to Dell infrastructure, Matone is qualifiedprovide a solution customized for our to meet its Green IT goals and thespecific requirements.” growth in the demands of its business
  4. 4. by economizing power and conserving In addition, Matone can provide shorternatural resources. “We are calculating response times to its 1,000 banksavings of at least 48 percent in power correspondents throughout Brazil,due to the installation of new, more even in locations that are hard to reach,economical Dell servers with better using its correspondent portal on theperformance,” says Lessa. Internet, which is now far more robust.Improving productivity To support the infrastructure, Matone contracts with Dell Support ServicesWith its higher performance solution, with Mission Critical, 24x7 response.Matone has realized growth in its core “We cannot tolerate outages,”business. “The more loans our staff says Lessa. “Dell Support gives uscan process, the more revenue we confidence. With our previous Dellgenerate,” says Lessa. “The response solution we never required anytime for the analysis and approval of interventions, but Dell Support Servicescredit has decreased.” gives us an extra layer of protection.”View all Dell case studies at: and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit:© April 2011. Intel and Intel Xeon are registered trademarks of Intel Corporation in the United States or othercountries. This case study is for informational purposes only. DELL MAKES NO WARRANTIES, EXPRESS ORIMPLIED, IN THIS CASE STUDY. Reference number: 10009041
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