One of Italy’s biggest banks is migrating from Sun Solaris to Red Hat Enterprise Linux to support its servers and desktop. It expects the move will bring about hardware and software cost savings of 50%.
BPU Banca, the parent of the Banche Popolari Unite banking group, is migrating all of its 8,000 Unix workstation clients to Red Hat Desktop.
BPU Banca will replace Sun hardware with standard Intel-based PCs to achieve combined hardware and software cost savings of around 50%.
The bank said that the migration of its systems from Unix to Red Hat Enterprise Linux also delivered vendor independence for both hardware and software, assuring it greater flexibility when implementing infrastructure solutions that comply with new industry trends and best practices.
The migration will also enable the use of PCs in dual-boot mode, to support Linux and Microsoft Windows operating systems without additional cost.
The bank is using consultancy Red Hat Network for the maintenance, asset management and security management of the Red Hat Enterprise Linux system.
BPU Banca will complete the migration by the end of this year.