Credit Suisse is creating a unified, global IT infrastructure to cut costs and improve services.
The move will help in the bank's transformation into an international financial service provider. The project is focused on the roll-out of the Java Application Platform (JavaAP) in Europe, Asia and the USA.
Credit Suisse already uses a Java Application Platform in its Zurich headquarters, which currently manages approximately 250 applications.
The core of this J2EE-based platform is BEA WebLogic Server 9.2. To help ensure the worldwide adoption of all Credit Suisse applications in the future, the company has decided to implement JavaAP at its two central IT locations in Asia and America .
Credit Suisse believes that BEA WebLogic Server will provide the needed stability and performance from an application server perspective.
"The roll-out of the platform is currently being completed in New York. The roll-out for Singapore has already been processed successfully," said Roger Süess, global head for web enterprise platforms and technology infrastructure services at Credit Suisse.
"Now we can develop an application anywhere and use it worldwide. In the past, everything had to be reprogrammed three times or developed from scratch before we were able to use an application at a new location," he said.