To solve environment, space and cost issues related to its data centre
Bank of New Zealand, a subsidiary of the National Australia Bank Group, has deployed open source services provider Red Hat’s Enterprise Linux 5 on IBM System z mainframes to solve environment, space and cost issues related to its data centre.
Bank of New Zealand (BNZ) migrated its systems to Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5 running under z/VM on the mainframe. BNZ utilizes both IBM System z10 and z9 systems, running Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5, to improve the bank’s customer-facing banking systems, including internet banking and teller platforms, said Red Hat.
BNZ also incorporated Red Hat Network (RHN) Satellite to provide BNZ with the ability to provision, update, patch and maintain through simple functionality.
Lyle Johnston, infrastructure architect of BNZ, said: BNZ had defined two important goals for the future, both of which relied heavily on IT. The first was for the organization to become carbon neutral by 2010 and the second was to explore open source opportunities through the adoption of Linux. We also faced the challenge of creating a disaster-recovery solution for our datacenters in Auckland, New Zealand and East Melbourne, Australia.