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Vinchin & Halsign Provide Domestic Virtualization Platform and Data Protection for PBOC

Quick Overview

Vinchin & Halsign Provide Domestic Virtualization Platform and Data Protection for The People's Bank of China

Country

China

Industry

Financial Services

Problems

As a department of the State Council, we are not simply a bank or financial institution. We are more represent to the core of Chinese government. So it is our duty to keep everything confidential, IT infrastructure construction is no exception.

Virtualization Type

Halsign ( XenServer )

Solution

Provide Chinese domestic developed virtualization platform and data protection solution to guarantee easy management and critical business continuity.

We choose Vinchin as our backup solution at the beginning was because it is the only backup solution that can support Halsign platform. We have no other choice. After a POC test, we found it can cover all our requirements on the data protection aspect. We can use it to back up our critical business and make disaster recovery in case the Halsign VM fails.

Chen Yong

IT solution architect , The People's Bank of China (Xinjiang)

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Business Challenge

The People's Bank of China (PBOC) is the central bank of the People's Republic of China responsible for carrying out monetary policy and regulation of financial institutions in mainland China, as determined by Bank Law. Valued at US$3.21 trillion, The People's Bank of China has had the largest financial asset holdings of any central bank in the world since July 2017. Though possessing a high degree of independence by Chinese standards, it remains a department of the State Council.

Founded in August 2007, headquartered in Beijing Zhongguancun high-tech park, Halsign is one of the leading Chinese domestic virtualization & cloud computing providers.

“With the rapid expansion of PBOC branches and the development of various businesses, business requirements on IT infrastructure and data protection are increasingly demanding. We need to update our traditional IT infrastructure to make our business operation more digitalized and modernized.” Says Chen Yong, IT solution architect at PBOC(Xinjiang).

“As a department of the State Council, we are not simply a bank or financial institution. We are more represent to the core of Chinese government. So it is our duty to keep everything confidential, IT infrastructure construction is no exception. This is the basic reason why we choose Halsign and Vinchin to re-build our IT infrastructure, these two companies are representative enterprises of localization.” Says Chen Yong.

Vinchin Solution

“We choose Vinchin as our backup solution at the beginning was because it is the only backup solution that can support Halsign platform. We have no other choice. After a POC test, we found it can cover all our requirements on the data protection aspect. We can use it to back up our critical business and make disaster recovery in case the Halsign VM fails.” Says Chen Yong.

“We are surprised that Vinchin Backup & Recovery can be installed on a physical server directly. Maybe it doesn’t means too much technically, but we do feel it is much safer if we physically isolate the backup server with our business systems. So that when business applications fails, the backup server is still running without damage and we can recover the failed VMs to other isolated hosts with Vinchin backup server.” Says Chen Yong. Vinchin Backup & Recovery is an ISO file installer which can be installed on either physical server or virtual server. It is much safer and independent-managed comparing with other backup software which needs to be installed on OS system.

Vinchin Backup & Recovery provides a user-friendly Web Console which allows system administrator to pre-configure backup and recovery jobs with different strategies, like setup job running schedule so that to let the jobs keep running automatically as scheduled and realize unattended operation. When any exception happens to the backup/restore job, the administrator can receive an email notification sent by the Vinchin Backup & Recovery.

Result

“The best thing we noticed about Vinchin was how easy it was to install and use, unlike the other traditional backup solution, which required agents to be installed on each VM to be backed up,” Chen Yong said. “Can’t imagine how long it will take us to get the configuration done, because we have like 200 VMs out there!”


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