Postbank upgrades IBM mainframes

Postbank upgrades IBM mainframes

Germany's Postbank is set to install three IBM System z10 mainframes as it looks to streamline the infrastructure at its data centre.

The IBM System z10's will replace the vendor's z990 mainframes and will be integrated into Postbank's IT infrastructure as part of a major consolidation initiative within the bank.

IBM says this will consolidate tasks and applications in Postbank's data centre and improve energy efficiency.

Manfred Loew, MD responsible for IT operations, Postbank Systems, says: "The new mainframes are highly available and deliver tremendous performance. With their energy efficiency as well, they will contribute greatly to the Green IT orientation of Postbank IT."

Andreas Wrede, IBM client executive for Postbank Group, adds: "With a centralised IT concept and innovative solutions based on the mainframe platform, Postbank will be able to react 'on demand' to such new demands, under very efficient and economical conditions of the solution."

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