Indonesian Bank Picks MIMIX for HA
December 9, 2008 Alex Woodie
Bank Sumsel, the Indonesian bank owned by the South Sumatra and Bangka Belitung provinces, has opted to use Vision Solutions‘ MIMIX HA high availability software to guard its System i servers against downtime, the software vendor announced last week.
With more than 500,000 customers, dozens of branches across the country, and an online banking division, Bank Sumsel is one of Indonesia’s largest banks. Not surprisingly, the bank, which has assets of more than six trillion Indonesian Rupiah (about $500 million), relies upon the bullet-proof IBM midrange server to run its core banking applications from Misys and other vendors.
With three proven i OS-based high availability offerings to choose from, Vision Solutions was an obvious choice for Bank Sumsel. The bank picked MIMIX HA, the enterprise-level high availability package previously developed by Lakeview Technologies, which Vision Solutions’ parent company acquired last year.
Now that MIMIX HA is replicating data in real time between Bank Sumsel’s two System i servers–including a Model 550 and a Model 570–the bank’s managers have more time to concentrate on running the business, says M. Iskandar, the bank’s technology chief and controller.
“This has led to significant revenue improvement, as we can now focus on providing the best banking services in the region because our systems and servers are always available,” Iskandar says.