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Britannia banks on StoreAge virtualisation

Britannia Building Society has implemented StoreAge Networking Technologies’ Storage Virtualisation Manager (SVM) in a bid to improve its development and business process procedures.

StoreAge is a provider of split-path San storage management and multi-tiered, data protection solutions. SVM has been deployed worldwide in managing storage in application environments including databases, OLTP, email, ERP, CRM, video and others.

Britannia is the UK’s second largest mutual building society, with more than £30 billion assets. It was investigating solutions to provide improved functionality, greater flexibility and to be more cost effective. The underlying configuration of Britannia’s infrastructure was based on Oracle RDBMS and Solaris servers, but additional data management functionality was required by Britannia in order to deliver the information more efficiently.

Paul Thomas, database services manager at Britannia, says, “We are now in a position where we can deliver business data for customer-responsive systems in minutes, which is a significant improvement. The positive impact on our service delivery has been remarkable, and we are now looking to expand the use of SVM into other business areas where we can show similarly outstanding benefits”.


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