Shanghai ALL IN FINANCE Service Co., Ltd. powers eye-opening big data analytics with hyperconverged infrastructure from Lenovo and Nutanix

Overview
To meet client demand for analytics services, Shanghai ALL IN FINANCE Service Co., Ltd. needed a new infrastructure capable of running extremely data-intensive analyses. With a hyperconverged infrastructure from Lenovo and Nutanix, powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, the company gained the stability, scalability and performance it needs to run big data analytics and deliver new insights into end-customer behavior.
 
With the Lenovo-Nutanix solution, ALL IN FINANCE gained a high-performance hyperconverged infrastructure to support new big data analytics services.
 
Solution components
Hardware
Lenovo Converged HX3500 Appliance with Intel® Xeon® E5 family of processors
 
Software
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform
•             Nutanix Acropolis
•             Nutanix Prism
CentOS 6.5
Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.5
 
The hyperconverged infrastructure is the perfect foundation for the company’s new big data analytics services, enabling ALL IN FINANCE to deliver game-changing insight into end-customer behavior to its clients.
 
Founded in 2010, Shanghai ALL IN FINANCE Service Co., Ltd. provides financial IT services and debit card services to banks.

Answering calls for data analytics
Financial service companies are under more pressure than ever before. In recent years, the market landscape and industry business processes have undergone enormous change, while competition from new players continues to heat up.

To stay competitive in an evolving marketplace, more and more financial services companies are actively looking to invest in cutting-edge big data analytics, mobile and cloud computing technologies.

Big data represents a rich source of valuable customer information, such as debit card usage and spending habits. In an increasingly competitive market, ALL IN FINANCE wanted to harness this data in order to offer its clients big data analytics services – delivering in-depth insight into how their customers are behaving and spending. This, in turn, would enable ALL IN FINANCE’s clients to improve their services and better target their marketing campaigns.

However, as it rapidly expanded, ALL IN FINANCE found that its existing infrastructure was increasingly struggling to support daily business operations. Previously, the company’s production, test and development systems ran on VCE (VMware, Cisco and EMC) architecture and could not be expanded flexibly. To make matters worse, data from ALL IN FINANCE’s production, test and development environments shared the same SAN storage – resulting in frequent performance bottlenecks.

The company realized that to offer in-house developed big data analytics services, it needed to first upgrade its IT infrastructure.

Out with the old, in with the new
To support big data analytics services and boost business agility, ALL IN FINANCE decided to implement a hyperconverged infrastructure from Lenovo and Nutanix.

The company implemented three Lenovo Converged HX3500 appliances integrated with Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform software. By pooling compute and storage resources into a single virtual structure, the Lenovo-Nutanix solution offers easy flexibility and scalability.

Powered by the Intel® Xeon® E5 family of processors, the Lenovo-Nutanix cluster offers the high levels of performance required to support ALL IN FINANCE’s production, test and development environments.

Supporting new services
With the Lenovo-Nutanix solution, ALL IN FINANCE gained a high-performance hyperconverged infrastructure to support new big data analytics services.

By pooling capacity across nodes, the Lenovo-Nutanix cluster simplifies data storage management and enables ALL IN FINANCE to scale capacity to meet spikes in demand. The user-friendly Nutanix Prism software makes it easy to manage compute, storage and networking from a single pane of glass.

Developers, meanwhile, are able to create sandbox environments more quickly and easily than before, supporting innovation.

With the Lenovo-Nutanix cluster in place, ALL IN FINANCE benefits from superior stability, scalability, manageability, and performance – allowing the company to run more kinds of detailed analyses, faster. The hyperconverged infrastructure is the perfect foundation for the company’s new big data analytics services, enabling ALL IN FINANCE to deliver game-changing insight into end-customer behavior to its clients.

For more information
To learn more about Lenovo Data Center Systems solutions, contact your Lenovo Sales Representative or Lenovo Business Partner, or visit: www.lenovo.com/data-center

For more information about Shanghai ALL IN FINANCE Service Co., Ltd., visit: www.allinfinance.com
 
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