Desktop virtualization at Bhavasara Kshatriya Co-operative Bank

by May 26, 2015 0 comments

Established in 1916, The Bhavasara Kshatriya Co-operative Bank Limited (BKCB) currently has its head office and three more branches situated in Bangalore that cater to over 150,000 customers with deposits of around Rs. 180 crore and a turnover of more than Rs 600 crores.

With its gradually expanding operations and business, BKCB took the major step of computerization in 1996. In May 2012, it adopted a Core Banking Solution for automating banking operations. However, while these efforts helped, they were not sufficient for BKCB to do as well as it wanted in today’s competitive and tech-savvy banking industry.

Challenges faced
The bank was struggling to cope up with the growing demands of higher operational efficiency and lower maintenance cost on IT. Owing to its traditional IT infrastructure that had gone obsolete overtime, BKCB was inundated with issues related to maintenance of slow machines, management of financial data, information security and preparedness against virus attacks.

The Implementation
BKCB deployed NComputing’s desktop virtualization solution at its head office and three branch offices. The solution enables the bank to run up to 100 virtual desktops with 1 PC or server. The bank decided to deploy the solution in a phased manner and gradually replaced its obsolete IT infrastructure across all the locations. Currently, all four BKCB locations, including the head office and three branch offices have NComputing powered workstations.

Gopinath TK Head IT, The Bhavasara Kshatriya Co-op. Bank Ltd

Project Head, Gopinath TK
Head IT, The Bhavasara Kshatriya Co-op. Bank Ltd

The Result
This implementation has helped the bank bring down electricity bills by 30%. In addition, UPS procurement cost has been lowered by 30% and the overall management cost has been cut by 20%. Post the deployment of this solution, the bank has achieved 10 to 15 percent business growth.

Now, the bank does not have to pay for extra resources for managing systems like before. It is observing a significant reduction in power consumption and backup costs in a way that it has reduced UPS size from 6 kVA to 3 kVA at each branch.

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