Banco de Guayaquil, an Ecuador-based financial institution, has gone live with a new IBM infrastructure of servers, storage and software as means to improve data center efficiency and processing capability at its two data centers.
According to IBM, Banco de Guayaquil wanted to improve its online environment to support the bank’s business growth. The bank was also structuring new projects, such as Banco del Barrio (Neighborhood Bank), targeted at retailers. This requires installation of a service point at a non-banking store, such as pharmacies, stores, telephone booths in urban and rural areas.
Banco de Guayaquil replaced its hardware at both the production and back-up sites with two IBM z9 mainframes, and as a result, increased its processing capacity by 35%, said IBM. New software including z/VSE, storage hardware including the DS8100 as well as services and support were included in the implementation.
Mauricio Arias, general manager for IBM Ecuador, said: Banco de Guayaquil is a great example of how leading financial institutions are looking at the IBM mainframe as the foundation for a new enterprise infrastructure. We’re pleased that Banco de Guayaquil is now able to provide the services and offerings they need for their customers, based on the reliability of the IBM mainframe. We look forward to a long relationship.