Re-Hosting Mainframe Apps on Intel® Xeon® Processor-Based Servers
A technical discussion of methodology, design, and benefits based on a successful migration by one of the world’s largest banks
Many enterprises rely on mainframes to support core business operations, yet the cost and complexity of these monolithic systems can become roadblocks to innovation in today’s increasingly fast-paced business environment. Such was the case for HSBC, one of the world’s largest banks. When heavy workloads from a new suite of loan applications created performance and reliability issues for the HSBC mainframe in Mexico City, the company had a choice to make: either upgrade the mainframe or migrate existing workloads onto an alternative platform.
After a thorough review of alternatives and consultation with Intel, HSBC México chose to re-host the applications on Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers running Linux*. The resulting migration met or exceeded all of HSBC’s goals. Performance and uptime were improved, delivering a better experience to customers and branch office personnel. Mainframe workloads were reduced by 2,000 MIPS and monthly service charges by 70 percent.
Read the full Re-Hosting Mainframe Apps on Intel® Xeon® Processor-Based Servers White Paper.