Since 2004, MainStreet Bank has served as a community bank offering banking services to businesses as well as individual consumers in Northern Virginia. MainStreet Bank combines exceptional in-person banking services with state-of-the-art internet banking capabilities to provide customers with the best of both worlds.
For several years, MainStreet Bank used Windows-based personal computers (PCs) as the dominant vehicle for delivering enterprise desktops to its employees. After doubling its branches and the number of employees in the last few years while facing a growing demand from customers to deliver advanced banking services, MainStreet Bank deployed Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure to increase desktop security, protect sensitive banking data, enhance service-delivery agility, enable employees to use their own computers and mobile devices, and reduce operational costs.
Today, Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 provides MainStreet Bank employees with a seamless user experience, enabling them to easily move their live desktop sessions to and from any supported thin client or PC. Using Oracle's Sun ZFS Storage 7320 appliance, MainStreet Bank now has centralized storage for desktop data, which enables cost-effective data protection for all virtual desktops. The bank has also reduced the time needed to add a new employee workstation from up to two days for a PC to just four hours for a Sun Ray Client, and, as part of that process, enabled IT staff to clone relevant software in just 5 to 10 minutes.
“After evaluating several competing systems, we chose Oracle’s desktop virtualization portfolio for its reliability, cost-effectiveness, and security, which are imperative in the financial services sector,” said Matt McCrory, systems engineer, MainStreet Bank “In addition, the Sun ZFS Storage 7320 appliance has met and exceeded all expectations. It doesn’t even break into a sweat under normal operations.”
Implementation Process – Working with Oracle Consulting, MainStreet Bank went live on Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure 3.3 in just three weeks in June 2011. From there, the bank deployed Oracle Secure Global Desktop 4.61, iPad support, and Oracle Virtual Desktop Client in July 2011.
Around the same time, MainStreet Bank ordered all new hardware and set up an entirely fresh system for Oracle Virtual Desktop Infrastructure. This minimized downtime and the impact on end-users.
“We were able to complete the entire implementation more affordably and quickly than we had initially anticipated, which was a huge win for us,” McCrory said.