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Turning sustainability plans into action with technology infrastructures

April 4, 2023 - Infosys Finacle and IBM


Finacle Core Banking containerized version with Red Hat OpenShift on New LinuxONE 4 Single Frame and Rack Mount Models

Amidst the growing focus on sustainability, many organizations are recognizing the importance of environmental stewardship and are taking steps to reduce their impact on the environment. This trend has been driven by a number of factors, including increasing consumer awareness of environmental issues, regulatory pressures, and a desire to improve efficiency and reduce costs. In the context of technology infrastructures, sustainability includes designing and managing these infrastructures in a way that reduces their negative impact on the environment while ensuring their long-term viability and usefulness.

IBM today unveiled its new IBM LinuxONE 4 single frame and rack mount models available globally on May 17, 2023. Powered by IBM’s Telum processor, these new configurations are designed for highly efficient data centers with sustainability in mind. This can help clients make more effective use of their data center space while remaining resilient in the midst of ongoing global uncertainty.

Clients can also leverage Finacle’s digital banking solution on IBM LinuxONE – a highly reliable platform series offering benefits of reliability, performance, cloud readiness, scalability and high processing power to banking clients.

Addressing today’s changing IT landscape

IBM recently released the IBM Transformation Index report. According to the research, security, managing complex environments, and regulatory compliance were cited as challenges to integrating workloads in a hybrid cloud. In today’s evolving IT landscape, it can be difficult for clients to meet business objectives while adhering to environmental regulations and increasing costs.

The new rack mount option is designed with the same reliability standards as all IBM z16 and LinuxONE systems and is for client-owned data center racks and power distribution units. This footprint is architected to let companies co-locate the latest LinuxONE technology with distributed infrastructure and opens opportunities to include storage, SAN, and switches in one frame, designed to optimize both data center planning and latency for specific computing projects. Installing these systems in the data center can help create a new class of use cases, including data center design, optimized edge computing, and data sovereignty for regulated industries.

Optimizing flexibility and sustainability

IBM LinuxONE 4 single frame models are built to help maximize flexibility and sustainability in data centers. With a new partition-level power monitoring capability and additional environmental metrics, these single frame systems are dedicated to helping clients reach their sustainability goals, reducing data center space and energy consumption. These key advantages distinguish IBM LinuxONE 4 for sustainability in the data center, especially when consolidating workloads from x86 servers.

Finacle’s containerized version with Red Hat OpenShift on IBM LinuxONE systems can scale elastically while minimizing disruptions to running applications. This helps support peak customer demands. The scalability of LinuxONE is optimized for “systems of record” workloads, such as databases and transaction processing, and can reduce the costs of scaling workloads as well. The new LinuxONE rack mount option is a game changer for clients, as it now provides the flexibility to collocate new LinuxONE server in a single rack with existing distributed infrastructure.

As a part of the IBM Ecosystem, Infosys Finacle is helping companies unlock the value of their infrastructure investments by implementing the tools and technologies designed to help them succeed in a hybrid cloud world. Our partnership with IBM around LinuxONE supports sustainability by providing banks with energy-efficient, secure, and cost-effective infrastructure that can help them reduce their environmental impact.

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