LankaPay was established in 2002, under the guidance and supervision of the Central Bank of Sri Lanka as the national payment network. Owned by the Central Bank and all licensed commercial banks in the country, LankaPay is regarded as one of the most successful Public Private Partnerships (PPP) in the region.
With the ever increasing demand for digital payments, LankaPay continues to upgrade its infrastructure as a part of the company’s ongoing technology transformation journey.
Speaking of the upgrade and migration to a hyper convergent infrastructure, Mr. Dilantha Samarasinghe, AGM – IT of LankaPay stated “upgrading the Common Card and Payment System (CCAPS) to cater to the growing demand and capacity building is high on our agenda. As the operator of the national payment switch, we wish to lead the industry in adopting the latest technologies and the recent infrastructure modernization where we transferred data center infrastructure to a modern Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) architecture to ensure that the data center infrastructure provides the agility and scalability is one such noteworthy initiative. The new environment provides us with greater agility with few significant exceptions to the traditional data centers, most notably through the use of virtualization, abstraction, resource pooling, and automation. Softlogic Information Technologies delivered a flawless upgrade and data migration from traditional Virtualized infrastructure to a Hyperconverged infrastructure at our Disaster Recovery Site with a minimum downtime which is indeed commendable. The new VM ware infrastructure has offered us with unprecedented scalability and much needed agility to cater to the growing demands and smoother migration enabled us to minimize interruptions to our services which is critical to our operations.”
Roshan Rassool – Director/ CEO of Softlogic Information Technologies, shared his thoughts: “Architecting and implementing a highly Agile and secure data center is central to LankaPay’s strategy in expanding the digital economy of Sri Lanka. The successful development of the LankPay software defined data centre (SDDC) is a monumental achievement for us. SDDC is the next generation of technology in data centers’ and provides key benefits where you can dramatically reduce the time to provision new resources and be vendor independent. It no longer takes days or weeks to set up a new physical server, provide more storage capacity to an application or modify physical networking. We are truly amazed in the way LankaPay has embraced the new technology and we thank them for providing us the opportunity to be part of their digital journey“
Softlogic Information technologies Pvt Ltd’s (SITL) successful completion of the LankaPay data centre is attributed to the 30 years of experience and sustained success in catering to the highly demanding technology market both locally and internationally, and its uncompromising dedication to the growth of Sri Lanka’s ICT sector. SITL today is a leader in data center implementations and virtualization platforms in Sri Lanka. Many banks, financial institutions, manufacturing enterprises & large/mid-size corporates work with SITL to ensure that their data center solutions are securely implemented according to industry best practices. At present SITL hold the Titanium partner status for Dell and also hold the principal partner status for VMware. SITL is also a strong player in the cyber security business in Sri Lanka.
Photo Caption (L to R) : The Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd and LankaPay (Pvt) Ltd team members at the successful completion of the LankaPay data centre . (Team Members L-R) : Reza Junaid – Director Sales and Marketing – Enterprise Business Solutions -Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, Dinuka Perera – Deputy Chief Executive Officer (DCEO) – LankaPay (Pvt) Ltd, Roshan Rassool – Director/ CEO – Softlogic Information Technologies (Pvt) Ltd, Dilantha Samarasinghe – Chief Information Officer – LankaPay (Pvt) Ltd and Lakshanth Jayasekara – Manager – IT – LankaPay (Pvt) Ltd.