SVC Bank taps NetApp as storage vendor to manage IT infrastructure

SVC Bank (Shamrao Vithal Co-op Bank) has selected NetApp India as its storage vendor to build and manage the bank’s IT infrastructure.

The bank has deployed NetApp V3220 Open Storage Controllers to enable data availability and integrated storage support for its virtualization initiatives.

“We have received phenomenal support during our DR-DC shift and during our controller upgrade,” said Ravikiran Mankikar, chief general manager, IT head, SVC Bank.


NetApp has enabled SVC Bank to protect data and create a reliable disaster recovery (DR) solution at reduced cost. Improved storage utilization due to deduplication and thin provisioning is one of the significant benefits. NetApp deduplication will assist SVC Bank to remove multiple copies of files.

“As we work with SVC Bank, NetApp’s goal will be to provide solutions that free them from their non-core operations while simultaneously reducing cost and improving efficiency,” said Anil Valluri, president, NetApp India & SAARC.

SVC Bank plans to build complex solutions into their NetApp infrastructure. SVC Bank plans to setup a near DR, which will result in a three-way replication of data and zero down the time lag between the data being replicated to the DR site.

SVC Bank is the third largest co-operative bank in India and is a pioneer in the co-operative banking sector. The bank employs more than 2000 people with over 170 branches across India. The SVC Bank has inter-connected all its branches and ATMs and has also joined the NPCI-NFS Network to provide to the customers access to a network of more than 110000 ATMs across the country.

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