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Metzler Assures Application Performance and Preserves Client SLAs with Turbonomic

10%

Saw 10% growth in VMs without having
to purchase additional hardware.

24x7

Performance assurance with software
continuously making resource decisions.

About Metzler Bank

Headquarted in Frankfurt, Germany, Metzler Bank has provided financial services for over 340 years, making it one of the world’s oldest banks.

Metzler focuses on providing global capital market services from their offices in Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Seattle, Tokyo, Beijing, and Dublin.

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Meeting the Needs of Development Teams

As Infrastructure Engineer, Thomas Maag manages the bank’s physical and virtual infrastructure. He works closely with Robert Schnee, Team Leader of Systems and Network Administration. Their team oversees a VMware vSphere environment with a VDI infrastructure.

The team needed a holistic understanding of their infrastructure to meet the needs of their Development teams. “Our colleagues kept coming to us asking for more resources for their workloads being used for development, trading platforms, monitoring systems, etc.,” said Schnee. “But they did not understand that ‘more’ does not always equate to ‘better’.” As these conversations took place more frequently, Maag and Schnee began to look for a solution.

“Before Turbonomic, we had to manually intervene and solve any performance issues on the fly. The control platform has helped us to assure application performance and preserve external client SLAs.”

Robert Schnee
Team Leader of Systems & Network Administration
Metzler Bank

Growing Responsibly While Software Assures Application Performance

Turbonomic immediately discovered underutilized virtual machines for the team to size down. “The resize actions have been massively beneficial for us,” noted Maag, “We are now confident that we are using our underlying infrastructure more efficiently. In fact, even with our 10% growth of VMs we have not needed to purchase any additional hardware.” On top of resizing, the team has automated vMotions across clusters to better maintain healthy performance. “Before Turbonomic, we had to manually intervene and solve any performance issues on the fly,” said Schnee. “The control platform has helped us to assure application performance and preserve external client SLAs.”

With Turbonomic automated across the environment, the team spends less time monitoring and manually allocating resources to the virtual estate. “Even after host maintenance, Turbonomic takes care of our virtual hosts and machines for us,“ said Maag. "With Turbonomic in automation, managing our environment has become completely effortless.”

"With Turbonomic in automation, managing our environment has become completely effortless.”

Thomas Maag
Infrastructure Engineer
Metzler Bank

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