Enhancing Tech Capabilities and Data Security for a Financial Institution in Turkey

In today's digital age, financial institutions face numerous challenges in ensuring the security and efficiency of their technology infrastructure. This case study explores how a major bank in Turkey successfully overcame these challenges through the deployment of a new-gen SDN Fabric integration across three data centers. The bank also ensured alignment between SDN Fabric and VMware-managed virtual environments, adopted an advanced security model for access control, and committed to meeting PCI DSS standards for data protection.


The financial institution recognized the need to boost its tech capabilities to keep up with the evolving demands of the industry. To achieve this, the bank embarked on a project to deploy a new-gen SDN Fabric integration across its three data centers. This integration aimed to enhance the bank's network infrastructure, improve operational efficiency, and enable seamless scalability.

However, the bank faced several challenges during this deployment.:

    ensuring alignment between the SDN Fabric and the VMware-managed virtual environments was crucial to achieve a dynamic and unified infrastructure;

    the bank needed to adopt an advanced security model to enhance network security and ensure rigorous access control;

    the financial institution had to meet PCI DSS standards to reinforce data security and operational integrity.


To address these challenges, the financial institution implemented a comprehensive solution that encompassed various aspects of their technology infrastructure.

Four Distinct Fabrics: The bank established tailored fabrics for Test, Backup, Production, and DMZ environments. This approach allowed for better segregation of network resources, ensuring efficient management and improved security. Each fabric was designed to cater to the specific needs of its respective environment, enabling the bank to optimize its operations.

VMM Integration: Seamless integration between the SDN Fabric and VMware vCenter was crucial to enhance virtual network management. By integrating these two platforms, the bank achieved better visibility and control over its virtual environments. This integration also enabled the bank to leverage the benefits of both technologies, resulting in a more efficient and scalable infrastructure.

Application-Centric Transition: The customer piloted a shift from a network-centric to an application-centric approach. This transition allowed the bank to focus on the specific needs and requirements of its applications, rather than solely focusing on the network infrastructure. By adopting this approach, the bank achieved improved application performance, enhanced security, and increased operational efficiency.


The implementation of the solution provided several benefits for the customer. The bank experienced enhanced tech capabilities, enabling it to meet the evolving demands of the industry. The seamless integration between the SDN Fabric and VMware-managed virtual environments resulted in a dynamic and unified infrastructure, improving operational efficiency.

Furthermore, the adoption of an advanced security model and meeting PCI DSS standards reinforced data security and operational integrity. They could ensure rigorous access control, protecting sensitive financial data from unauthorized access.

By successfully deploying a new-gen SDN Fabric integration, aligning it with VMware-managed virtual environments, adopting an advanced security model, and meeting PCI DSS standards, the financial institution in Turkey significantly enhanced its tech capabilities and data security. The tailored fabrics, VMM integration, and application-centric approach allowed the bank to achieve a dynamic, efficient, and secure infrastructure.

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