Banca Nazionale del Lavoro Accommodates Increasing Regulatory Demands With Scalable IBM Power Systems Technology
To meet increasingly demanding regulatory and control requirements, BNL needed to implement a new general ledger application along with the SAP Bank Analyzer set of applications. Supporting these new high-performance applications required the bank to boost its overall computing capacity. BNL seized the opportunity to seek new ways to consolidate and improve the business performance of its IT infrastructure. BNL decided to deploy IBM Power Systems technology. BNL selected and purchased two IBM Power 595 servers, each with 48 processors. The virtualization capabilities of the IBM AIX operating system on the IBM POWER5 processor architecture allows BNL to run the SAP Bank Analyzer set of applications, the SAP General Ledger application, and standard banking applications in appropriately-sized virtual servers on a single physical machine.