Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 23 - Page 51

COUNTRY FOCUS : THAILAND
Kasikornbank ( KBank ) is one of the largest and most successful banks in Thailand . Established in 1945 and headquartered in Bangkok , KBank is also a Forbes Global 2000 company serving 16.5 million customers and employing more than 19,000 people . To maximize technology innovation , KBank established the Kasikorn Business Technology Group ( KBTG ) in 2016 , which employs 1,300 people .
Protecting the business is critically important , so administrators also use Veeam Staged Restore to scan backups for malware before restoring them .
Chaimahapruek said they ’ re considering Veeam ’ s hardened Linux repository for immutable backups to increase ransomware protection , and they ’ ll test Veeam Continuous Data Protection ( CDP ) to improve resiliency among critical workloads . They ’ re also interested in container capabilities that Kasten , the technology company acquired by Veeam Software , offers for Kubernetes backup and DR .
“ There are so many ways Veeam improves efficiency to save time , but it also saves money ,” Chaimahapruek said . “ Integration with HPE StoreOnce increases our deduplication ratio to 4:1 , which saves on backup storage and Veeam saves on annual licensing costs too .”
Results
• Protects the data required to build the digital bank of the future KBTG is turning the digital bank of the future into reality for KBank , and Veeam is protecting the data that supports the process , giving millions of customers the ability to access financial services at any time and from anywhere .
• Supports data privacy compliance regulations from the Bank of Thailand Veeam supports compliance by verifying the recoverability of backups and replicas . Before deploying Veeam , verifying recoverability for compliance took months , but now it takes a week .
• Saves 900 administrative hours monthly and US $ 70,000 in IT costs annually Veeam improves operational efficiency while decreasing costs for backup storage and licensing . p
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