Large European Bank
Sun Sparc to Intel x86 Migration.
We undertook the initial analysis and proof of concept for moving the clients Murex platform from Sparc to x86. The driver for the project was the exceptional cost savings that could be achieved (payback period was measured in months not years) and in addition performance gains were expected.
The bank was using a cluster of Sparc M5000 machines, and we proposed a combination of Sun X4800 and Sun X2-2 servers. The subsequent implementation realised both the cost and performance gains that our proof of concept had predicted.