CIS Won a Deal with Ecobank Ivory Coast

CIS Group has designed an integrated solution based on HPE BladeSystem c7000 and HPE 3Par StoreServ8200; knowing that this design respects the conformity with Ecobank’s infrastructure.

CIS Group had the owner to successfully close the first site for Ecobank in Mali and its main site in Ivory Coast.

As these projects in both locations were a big success, CIS Group worked closely with the customer to design the disaster recovery data center solution in Ivory Coast in accordance with Ecobank’s standards; while matching their exact needs.

As all the virtual and cloud data centers today, the majority of network traffic is now server-to-server and server-to-storage. The multi-tier Fiber-Channel Network Architectures require a complex pool of components (network cards, interconnects, cables and switches) in order to keep the pace with this changing traffic.

This approach creates performance bottlenecks and drives higher costs and complexity to build, maintain, and secure at scale. The proposed solution powered by Virtual Connect Technology, addresses this problem and aligns dynamically with the demanding need of today’s business.

HPE BladeSystem solution can be deployed easily and rapidly to support a variety of virtualized application environments, and the storage array based on HPE StoreServ8200 is designed to provide the performance required by Ecobank’s demanding data center. The storage scalability and performance have been optimized through tight integration with HPE Blade.

This advanced infrastructure coupled with HPE Helion Cloud System, provides an integrated hardware and software solution for hybrid cloud. The entire hybrid environment will be managed, while providing Ecobank with the resources and agility they need to meet business demands.

Some of the customers’ benefits include:

• Single Layer Fiber Channel Storage Network
• Eliminating SAN switches and HBAs
• Massive Simplification of Fabric Management
• Faster Fiber Channel Storage Provisioning
• Automated zoning capabilities to set up zones with one click
• Less latency by removing SAN Fabric Layer
• Reducing capacity requirements by mitigating over-provisioning and using enterprise class data compaction technologies