Of Special Interest

5th July 2011

IBM to provide Garanti Bankasi with new servers

IBM announced that Turkiye Garanti Bankasi had selected IBM System z mainframe servers as the core for its new banking infrastructure. The bank is to use IBM z/OS operating system. The core banking systems run on an IBM Customer Information Control System (CICS) Transaction Server mainframe with data managed using IBM DB2 for z/OS software. The servers are clustered using IBM Parallel Sysplex technology enabling Garanti Bank to safeguard and recover critical information and reduce possible downtime in the case of a systems failure.

Earlier this year Dogus Group, the former 100% owner of the bank sold a 24.9% stake to BBVA. Dogus remain the only other shareholder.