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VTB Bank has Deployed Riverbed SteelHead to Improve Application Performance

Riverbed Technology, the leader in application performance infrastructure, today announced that Russian financial institution, VTB Bank, has deployed Riverbed® SteelHead™ to improve application performance, employee productivity and end-user experience. According to VTB Bank, SteelHead has taken the pressure off the bank’s over-subscribed network by decreasing data traffic by 62%, accelerating application performance and providing greater visibility and control of its business-critical applications.

VTB Bank (PJSC), its subsidiary banks and financial institutions (VTB Group), constitute a leading Russian banking group, offering a wide range of financial and banking services in Russia, CIS, Western Europe, North America, Asia and Africa. In Russia, VTB Group conducts its banking operations through a parent bank (VTB Bank) and its subsidiaries, the largest of which are the Bank of Moscow and VTB24. Subsidiary financial institutions of VTB Group provide services in the equity market, insurance services, leasing, factoring and other financial services.

At the time of implementation, the non-centralised bank system included 57 servers in Moscow and 57 servers in the remaining regions. The application and data traffic between branches passed through Moscow and put additional pressure on the network due to the ever-increasing growth in traffic.

To ensure high reliability, business continuity, and optimal application performance for both customers and employees, Riverbed was deployed as a comprehensive solution.

“With the help of Riverbed we managed to decrease the volume of data transferred by 62% in all branches and data centres, thus freeing up bandwidth for critical business and multimedia applications,” says Dmitry Nazipov, Senior Vice President of VTB Bank. “As a result, our employees were able to complete business transactions at a faster rate and improve productivity.”

Read the full press release from Riverbed here.

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