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HBOS implements SAN structure for storing information

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HBOS has standardised its IT back-up system with the implementation of a storage area network (SAN) ...

HBOS has standardised its IT back-up system with the implementation of a storage area network (SAN) from US IT company Brocade Communication Systems.

In a risk management move, HBOS has implemented what Brocade calls a ‘disaster tolerant environment’ for the bank’s critical financial data. The system is capable of storing information from across the group’s multiple systems and servers, and the implementation was undertaken in conjunction with Hitachi Data Systems.

Bob Sibley, data centre technology manager, group technology for HBOS, said the technology allowed HBOS to link its primary data centres into a single repository to store the copied information which in turn had helped improve backup capabilities and performance. He added: ‘Deploying the latest Brocade SAN technology, enables us to achieve business technology continuance.’

Jay Kidd, Brocade vice president of product marketing, commented: ‘We are very pleased to have been chosen by HBOS and are pleased that the company has already seen a return on investment in business continuity, services delivery, and improved utilisation of existing storage resources.’


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