Like many of our larger customers, this ‘Big 4’ bank needs to keep key pieces of legacy IT infrastructure operational for many years longer than originally planned.
Consolidating multiple data centres down to a handful of core sites provided the opportunity to rationalise many of their existing tape platforms into a single tape environment.
To enable this Infrastructure as a Service project we supplied an IBM TS3500 tape library (model 3584-L23) fitted with 2 x E06 and 2 x E07 tape drives, along with server and networking infrastructure to connect and manage the library. All equipment is covered by a multi-year support agreement so the customer can rely on this library providing great service for many years to come.
Working with older equipment of this size is always a challenge. Partnering with one of our specialist IBM partners in the US we had this library built to spec, fully tested and then air-freighted in a custom-built shipping crate to ensure safe delivery all the way to the customer’s Melbourne data centre.