Kuveyt Türk achieved another breakthrough as it has successfully tested its disaster recovery center deployed in Ankara, during the regular working hours. Mücahit Gündebahar, the Information Technologies Group Manager stated that they could achieved to reduce the switch time of normally 30 minutes to 5 seconds.
Leading participation bank in Turkey, Kuveyt Türk continues to launch technology and innovation projects. The bank achieved another breakthrough and successfully tested its disaster recovery center deployed in Ankara, during the regular working hours.
Briefing about the working principles of data centers of banks, Mücahit Gündebahar, the Information Technologies Group Manager at Kuveyt Türk said that the institutions keeping their entire system infrastructures at their data centers are now switching to disaster recovery centers (DRC) from data centers in case of natural disaster, fire, catastrophic power outage or failure.
Stating that they started to use disaster recovery center also during regular working hours, Gündebahar was quoted as saying, “In an effort to fulfil our obligations toward our personal and corporate clients, intermediaries and our partners uninterruptedly even in case of disaster, we have performed some of our usual banking transactions through our disaster recovery center during the working hours in week days. In this way, we are able to test our disaster recovery center on a continuous basis. So far, we have successfully completed all of the tests”.
Further stating that switching from data center to disaster recovery center takes around 30 minutes by means of generally available technologies, Mücahit Gündebahar, the Information Technologies Group Manager said, “We have managed to reduce this half-an-our time to five minutes as a result of efforts of our teams. As the only bank in Turkey with three R&D centers, we will continue to launch new technological projects”.