EMC has won a tender to supply an enterprise storage solution to the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), which is implementing a new solution to cater for high volumes, growth and planned new business initiatives.
At the outset, it was specified that the required solution would have to meet all the Exchange's capacity, consolidation and performance requirements.
"We scouted around for a partner that could provide a solution that could meet our requirements," says Josi Borrageiro, GM: enterprise architecture at the JSE. "It was critical for us that whoever we selected would have to be able to deliver a solution rapidly. In addition, we looked at the reputation of the vendor, the scalability of the solution, and price."
EMC's proposed solution demonstrated the ability to meet the JSE's immediate and projected storage and scalability requirements.. Together, the JSE and EMC are ensuring that strategic business continuity initiatives are in place and that enterprise information life cycle management policies are in line with best-practice governance methodologies.
"The technology supplied to us by EMC will assist us in implementing improved data storage and management," says Borrageiro.
Gerhard van der Merwe, EMC's country manager, comments: "A substantial and credible institution like the JSE needs to implement the best solution and I am confident that our solution will exceed their expectations."
The JSE is currently implementing the solution and all project milestones have been successfully met.