BLOG SBICAP Securities achieves secure, scalable infrastructure with STT GDC India Data Centres Jun 06, 2022 STT GDC India 10 min read SHARE Link copied! Challenge 100% uptime, extreme security SBICAP Securities serves a wide spectrum of clients including banks, financial institutions, FIIs, corporates, HNIs, NRIs and retail domestic investors. The daily trade volume is critical; and they wanted a secure way to store critical data, with high availability and no downtime. Solution A professional datacentre service provider SBICAP Securities opted to use professional services from a data centre service provider STT GDC India. Strategically, they put up the primary site in STT Mumbai DC 3, and disaster recovery site in STT Hyderabad DC 1. Benefits High uptime, no capex, optimized costs SBICAP Securities gained high uptime for their critical IT infrastructure. Leaving the infrastructure management to the experts, they could focus on their core businesses. They could scale the storage infrastructure as per business needs, purely on opex model. SBICAP Securities, the broking arm of the State Bank Group, serves a varied segment of clients which include banks, financial institutions, FIIs, corporates, high net-worth individuals, non-resident Indians and retail domestic investors. Its broking product range covers institutional and retail equity, derivatives, depository participant services, online trading etc. Availing services from a professional datacentre service provider like STT GDC India provides organizations like SBICAP Securities with high uptime for their critical IT infrastructure. Leaving the task of managing the critical infrastructure to the experts allowed the customers to focus on their core businesses. Challenge: The need for 100 percent uptime Since the daily trade volume is a pivotal aspect of the broking business, institutions like SBICAP Securities cannot afford any downtime for their IT infrastructure. SBICAP Securities wanted a secure way to store critical data in a datacentre. For this, the company opted to use STT GDC India’s services to set up a primary site in Mumbai (BKC DC) and disaster recovery site in Hyderabad. SBICAP Securities has been using STT GDC India datacentres for over six years. Based on its experience with the data storage giant, the company has now decided to deploy the facilities for long term storage needs. Why colocation? “One size-fits all” does not work when it comes to datacentres. The retrofitting of DCs can be an expensive affair and could also lead to downtime due to inadequate capacity of the infrastructure. Colocation mitigates this risk by providing cost effectiveness and scalability. It also mitigates the risks associated with not being able to renew the real estate lease, in case the space is not owned by the enterprise. The presence of various network carriers at the professional DC facilities also offers the enterprises several options to choose from, which ensures resiliency. Benefits: Secure, scalable, and cost-effective SBICAP Securities hosted business-critical data as well as internal applications at these locations. Over a six-year period, the organization has benefitted immensely. They have been able to increase their footprint consistently due to the scalability offered by STT GDC India. STT GDC India, with its highly reliable datacentres and a proficient operations team has managed to ensure 100 percent uptime for SBICAP. The matured processes have also ensured ease of managing these datacentres. Additionally, with pressure mounting on IT budgets, there was a need for SBICAP to optimize costs for running storage infrastructure. STT GDC India provided the company a lot of flexibility and offered innovative commercial and technical solutions while retaining high levels of services to meet its demands. Along with this, SBICAP Securities benefitted as it did not have to incur capital expenditure. Industrial power tariffs applicable for enterprises have contributed towards cost savings for the enterprise. This cost advantage could also be passed on to customers in the colocation model.