Visibility and control over a global banking infrastructure

Metzler assures application performance and preserves client SLAs with Turbonomic
Turbonomic, an IBM Company
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As Infrastructure Engineer at Metzler Bank, Thomas Maag manages the bank’s physical and virtual infrastructure. He works closely with Robert Schnee, Team Leader of Systems and Network Administration. Their team oversees a VMware vSphere environment, with a VDI infrastructure, that supports Metzler’s operations across Europe, Asia and North America.

The team needed a holistic understanding of their infrastructure to meet the needs of Metzler’s development teams. “Our colleagues kept coming to us asking for more resources for their workloads being used for development, trading platforms, monitoring systems, etc.,” says Schnee. “But they did not understand that ‘more’ does not always equate to ‘better.’”

As these conversations became more frequent, Maag and Schnee began to look for a solution.

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Accommodated

10%

VM growth without additional hardware

Automated resource decisions support

24x7

performance assurance

With Turbonomic in automation, managing our environment has become completely effortless.
Thomas Maag
Infrastructure Engineer, Metzler Bank
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Before Turbonomic, we had to manually intervene and solve any performance issues on the fly. The control platform has helped us to assure application performance and preserve external client SLAs.
Robert Schnee
Team Leader of Systems and Network Administration, Metzler Bank
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Before Turbonomic, we had to manually intervene and solve any performance issues on the fly. The control platform has helped us to assure application performance and preserve external client SLAs.
Robert Schnee
Team Leader of Systems and Network Administration, Metzler Bank

The Metzler team implemented IBM® Turbonomic Application Resource Management software and immediately discovered underutilized virtual machines for that the team could size down.

“The resize actions have been massively beneficial for us,” notes Maag. “We are now confident that we are using our underlying infrastructure more efficiently. In fact, even with our 10% growth of VMs we have not needed to purchase any additional hardware.”

On top of resizing, the team has automated vMotions across clusters to better maintain healthy performance. “Before Turbonomic, we had to manually intervene and solve any performance issues on the fly,” says Schnee. “The control platform has helped us to assure application performance and preserve external client SLAs.”

Using automation to assure performance

With Turbonomic automated across the environment, the team spends less time monitoring and manually allocating resources to the virtual estate. “Even after host maintenance, Turbonomic takes care of our virtual hosts and machines for us,” says Maag. “With Turbonomic in automation, managing our environment has become completely effortless.”

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About Metzler Bank

One of the oldest banks in the world, Metzler BankExternal Link has provided financial services for more than 340 years. Today, it specializes in global capital market services. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, for its entire history, Metzler also has offices in Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Tokyo, Beijing, and Dublin.

About Turbonomic, an IBM Company

TurbonomicExternal Link, an IBM Company, provides Application Resource Management (ARM) software used by customers to assure application performance* and governance by dynamically resourcing applications across hybrid and multicloud environments. Turbonomic Network Performance Management (NPM) provides modern monitoring and analytics solutions to help assure continuous network performance at scale across multivendor networks for enterprises, carriers and managed services providers.

*For further information, please visit http://www.turbonomic.comExternal Link
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Metzler Bank and Turbonomic logo
About Metzler Bank

One of the oldest banks in the world, Metzler BankExternal Link has provided financial services for more than 340 years. Today, it specializes in global capital market services. Based in Frankfurt, Germany, for its entire history, Metzler also has offices in Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Tokyo, Beijing, and Dublin.

About Turbonomic, an IBM Company

TurbonomicExternal Link, an IBM Company, provides Application Resource Management (ARM) software used by customers to assure application performance* and governance by dynamically resourcing applications across hybrid and multicloud environments. Turbonomic Network Performance Management (NPM) provides modern monitoring and analytics solutions to help assure continuous network performance at scale across multivendor networks for enterprises, carriers and managed services providers.

*For further information, please visit http://www.turbonomic.comExternal Link
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