IT Service Provider Leverages a World-Class Enterprise Computing System to Ensure 24x7 Customer Service

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Sparda-Datenverarbeitung eG (SDV), the IT service provider for the Sparda-Bank Group in Germany, develops secure and innovative IT solutions for retail banking, payment, distribution and financing to improve the products and services of Sparda-Bank Group. 

SDV needed a reliable and cost-efficient platform with minimum downtime to operate large databases and state-of-the-art software for banks. By deploying two IBM zEnterprise EC12 with IBM z/VM virtualization technology to consolidate Oracle Database and application servers on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z, SDV was able to reduce the total cost of ownership by about 50%, cut administration effort and use a team of three to manage 120 servers, accelerate deployment of new systems, and offer excellent availability by providing automated failover within seconds.

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