Dell’s Highly Scalable Solution Improves Business Responsiveness for JM Financial Services

  Dell’s Highly Scalable Solution Improves Business Responsiveness for JM
  Financial Services

Business Wire

BANGALORE, India -- May 16, 2013

JM Financial Services Ltd, one of India’s largest brokerage firms,
consolidated their infrastructure on Dell PowerEdge Servers with VMWare
virtualization software and Dell EqualLogic storage solutions. This enabled
JMFS to eliminate system downtime and ensure the high availability of their
trading systems to secure continued customer loyalty.

To provide effective financial solutions and sustain a business model that
caters to their clients’ varied requirements, JMFS operates complex trading
systems, connects to multiple stock exchanges, and provides real-time trading
information to clients. The company required a scalable infrastructure that
would meet the high-availability demands of their clients and eliminate
frequent system downtime.

JMFS decided to consolidate the server infrastructure at the company’s data
center to optimize server utilization and deliver redundancy, both of which
were essential in maximizing uptime for mission-critical applications. Their
previous setup consisted of standalone legacy servers, and the challenge of
maintaining multiple platforms was affecting efficiency. To achieve resource
optimization, a reduced server footprint and high availability, they needed to
consolidate their server infrastructure on a robust platform. They replaced
their legacy servers with Dell’s servers and reduced their server footprint by
almost 88%.

In addition to virtualizing their data center, JMFS also deployed a Dell
EqualLogic PS6000XV storage area network (SAN) solution to provide maximum
uptime for their critical applications. The SAN supports a clustered
environment of servers at JMFS and provides a highly scalable storage capacity
that can expand on demand, crucial to the company’s dynamic and rapidly
changing business environment.

Dell was the chosen vendor for their scalability and level of support offered.
Dell’s support was direct, fast and reliable, which eased the burden on the
company when issues needed to be resolved quickly. Additionally, the team of
Dell engineers who customized and deployed the solution facilitated a
comprehensive knowledge transfer process during implementation to ensure that
the company’s internal IT team was confident in maintaining the solution. Due
to this JMFS was able to solve a majority of issues internally.


“We are able to respond to the needs of the business faster with the
scalability offered by the Dell EqualLogic storage solution. We can easily
provision capacity for a new project within 15 to 20 minutes, which could
earlier take up to a month even before the equipment was ordered. Working with
Dell has been a rewarding experience and we look forward to greater
collaboration in the future.” – Titus Gunaseelan, Head, Information
Technology, JM Financial Services

“Dell’s solutions have enabled JMFS to increase business responsiveness,
eliminate system downtime, decrease energy consumption and reduce maintenance.
Lack of legacy and ability to scale is our strong point.” – Amit Luthra,
National Manager, Storage Solutions Marketing, Dell

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About JM Financial

JM Financial Services Ltd (JMFS) is one of the largest brokerage firms in
India, offering comprehensive investment advisory and management services to
institutions, banks, corporates, high net-worth individuals and retail
clients. Founded in 1998, JMFS today has their footprint in 440 locations in
140 cities in India. With decades of experience in managing wealth, JMFS offer
their clients comprehensive financial and estate planning, research-based
investment advice, corporate treasury management and access to capital market


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