Seylan Bank Launches State-Of-The-Art Data Centre in Colombo

August 3, 2021 at 2:27 PM

Seylan Bank recently unveiled its state-of-the-art data centre located at Seylan Towers, No. 90, Galle Road, Colombo 03.

The consolidated data centre was designed by TIA-942 Certified Data Center Design Consultant and Auditor, Tharindu Meepegama and built by V S Information Systems in collaboration with leading IT infrastructure providers such as Panduit, Vertiv, and Starline. The new data centre hosts the core application servers, storage, network & security, and connectivity infrastructure for the bank. This will help Seylan lower its operational cost, improve security and above all ensure high availability of applications for our customers.

“There was a need to centralize our data centre infrastructure operations for effective management, high availability, safety and cost reduction,” said Harsha Wanigatunga, Chief Information Officer, Seylan Bank. “Our move to invest in a state-of-the-art data centre, is a continuation of another first by Seylan bank in Sri Lanka, as we will now move towards serving our customers better by ensuring high accessibility to our advanced digital infrastructure to provide even more customized and innovative solutions.”

The IT Team from the Bank, along with the specialist consultant, carried out a comprehensive assessment and evaluation of solutions available in the market. After an intense evaluation, Seylan selected the solution offered by V S Information Systems featuring Panduit Data Center infrastructure for its data centre.

The new Rated (tier) 3 aligned data centre, the first one in Sri Lanka of this nature, will improve operating efficiency and provide better physical security, power, cooling, network connectivity, and overall management. It will also enable a greater assurance of systems availability and service level assurance. Moreover, the data centre meets statutory audit and regulatory compliance requirements and provides scalability for future enhancements.

“Our continuous strategic focus on technology advancement and digitization is enabling us to overcome the many challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. The foundation of our data centre is based on making digital banking for our customers seamless, by offering reliable, secure and energy-efficient solutions, combined with best-in-class customer support,” concluded Harsha.

Seylan Bank, the Bank with a Heart, operates with a vision to offer the ultimate banking experience to its valued customers through cutting-edge technology, innovative products, and best-in-class services. The Bank has a growing clientele of SMEs, Retail and Corporate Customers, and has expanded its footprint with 172 branches, 70 Cash Deposit Machines, 86 Cheque Deposit Machines and an ATM network of 216 units across the country. Seylan Bank has been endorsed as a financially stable organization with performance excellence across the board by Fitch Ratings, with the bank’s national long-term rating revised to ‘A’ (lka). The bank was ranked second among public listed companies for transparency in corporate reporting by Transparency Global and is now part of the S&P Dow Jones SL 20 Index. These achievements are a testament to Seylan Bank’s financial stability and unwavering dedication to ensuring excellence across all aspects.