Last week, February 13, Commercial Bank of Africa Group (CBA Group) turned to HP Kenya for a storage system worth $ 800,000 as it begins its regional expansion.
The HP 3PAR Storage System will give the bank an additional storage capacity of 50 Terabytes.
According to Mr. Charles Kuria, MD HP East Africa and Jeremy Ngunze, CEO-CBA Kenya, the storage facility will allow the bank to retain customer data for a long period and remain efficient.
Ngunze said, “The system is offering a highly efficient solution to storage system performance as it enables CBA comply with regulatory demands for long term retention of data without impacting the service performance”.
Kuria said that the storage will address the ever evolving needs of today’s virtual and cloud data centres as more and more companies are asking for such infrastructure to be implemented in their data centres for both efficiency and the need for long-term environmental sustainability.
The HP 3PAR Storage will consolidate thousands of virtual machines on a single storage system hence allow the firm to meet its business needs with at least 50 per cent less capacity guaranteed. The unit has fewer disks to power and cool, less equipment to house, and less hardware to wear out and is an energy-efficient data initiative.
Mr Kuria added, “Our clients tell us their journey to the cloud will be one of the most critical transitions for them this decade, and the HP 3PAR Utility Storage meets their demand for a new storage architecture specifically designed for IT as a Service. HP is poised to take clients to new levels of agility and efficiency like they’ve never experienced before.”
The system will see CBA’s storage get 41 per cent times faster while its administrations will go down by 90 per cent. CBA’s data center will be simpler, more secure, more flexible, more efficient and less expensive to operate. It will also optimize cloud service delivery and simplify data management for CBA.