First Alliance Bank Zambia Limited is one of the largest commercial banks in the Republic of Zambia, a country in Southern Africa with more than 13 million people. The bank serves 3,000 corporate customers at its branches in the Zambian capital Lusaka and other major cities.
First Alliance Bank Zambia evaluated hardware solutions from HP but chose SPARC T4` server and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance after a presentation by Oracle partner Neurotech that highlighted the cost-saving benefits of running Oracle FLEXCUBE on Oracle’s pre-integrated hardware and software.
"SPARC T4 offers unmatched performance for our mission-critical customer operations while simplifying implementation and support through a single-vendor IT environment," said Nyawengo Mwale, head – information and communication technology, First Alliance Bank Zambia Limited.
Oracle Partner Neurotech implemented SPARC T4-1 and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance at First Alliance Bank and worked with Oracle to migrate the bank’s Oracle FLEXCUBE applications in three weeks. Neurotech’s expertise and coordinated approach enabled the bank to migrate seamlessly to the new platform. Neurotech’s consultants shared knowledge with First Alliance Bank’s IT support team, which has enabled the bank to manage the system with minimal external involvement
"Neurotech’s skills enabled us to migrate from HP servers to SPARC T4 and Oracle ZFS Storage Appliance in a very tight timeframe, without business disruption," Mwale said. "We will continue to rely on the group’s expertise as we enhance our range of commercial banking services and enter the retail banking sector."