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Standard Chartered Case Study

Standard Chartered pooled resources,

repurposed as needed

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The challenge
One of the world's most international banks, with operations in more than 50 countries, Standard Chartered PLC selected the PRIMERGY system for its core retail-banking application globally. This application, which runs IBM® WebSphere® and IBM DB2®, has the bank's highest classification for business criticality.

The solution
Fujitsu's virtualisation and effective use of resources—and its customer-reference sites—were key differentiators compared to offerings from other providers. The PRIMERGY solution met the bank's short-term cost-cutting needs while supporting its longterm, strategic vision of flexible and responsive data centre infrastructure.

“Our IT vision is based on a pool of computing resources that can be repurposed as needed based on business requirements,” says Jan Verplancke, CIO, Group Head Technology and Operations, Standard Chartered. He continues, “At the end of the day, the PRIMERGY system was the lowest cost, lowest risk choice, providing the most flexibility.