Ohio Savings Bank Embraces Information Lifecycle Management

Monday 9 February 2004 08:56 CET | News

Ohio Savings Bank is implementing an advanced information lifecycle management (ILM) strategy based on multiple tiers of EMC networked storage - including high-end, mid-tier and archive storage tiers.

Ohio Savings Banks ILM strategy is supported by EMCs multi-platform storage resource management software, business continuance software and consulting services, as well as email archiving software from LEGATO. The ILM strategy is already helping Ohio Savings Bank satisfy growing regulatory requirements, lower operational costs and better protect growing information assets. Ohio Savings Bank has defined the following storage tiers: High-End—Symmetrix DMX networked storage supports the banks critical, revenue and service generating applications. Using EMC SRD (Symmetrix Remote Data Facility) and TimeFinder software, the bank replicates information at its primary data center to another Symmetrix DMX residing at a remote data center. Mid-Tier—A CLARiiON CX600 Fibre Channel SAN provides consolidated storage to the banks Exchange email and web servers, Microsoft.NET environment, and Sequel databases. EMCs MirrorView— software provides data replication between CLARiiON CX600s at the primary and remote data centers. Ohio Savings Bank also utilizes a Celerra NAS gateway connected to a CLARiiON CX600 systems with both Fibre Channel and ATA disk drives for centralized file serving and cost-effective storage of imaged documents. EMC SAN Copy—, MirrorView, and Celerra Replicator software provide replication of data stored on the Celerra/CLARiiON CX600 to a Celerra NS600 at the remote site. Archive—Ohio Savings Bank will use EMC Centera Compliance Edition content-addressed storage (CAS) and LEGATO EmailXtender software to store required email for three to seven years in the WORM-compliant protected format, as required by the SEC. The bank also will use LEGATO EmailXaminer software for sophisticated email monitoring and searching, as well LEGATO DiskXtender software for automated policy-based management. Ohio Savings Bank is implementing EMC ControlCenter— multi-platform storage resource management software to manage its entire 45TB storage infrastructure. With ControlCenter, the bank will automate labor-intensive storage management tasks such as reporting on storage utilization levels and trends across Symmetrix and CLARiiON, as well as internal storage residing on servers running HP-UX and Microsoft Windows NT. EMCs Information Consulting Services (ISC) group is working with Ohio Savings Bank to identify and document best practices for storage management and capacity planning in a multi-tiered environment. EMC Technology Solutions is assisting the bank with design and implementation of its new infrastructure.

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