Building a thriving member base on next-generation infrastructure

Published on 26 Mar 2014

IBM is helping us stay ahead of the curve.

Scott Ellis, Senior IS Manager of Information Systems and Data Services, America First Credit Union

America First Credit Union


Deployment country
United States

Sirius Computer Solutions


America First Credit Union (AFCU) is one of the largest credit unions in the United States, remaining a member-owned, not-for-profit cooperative financial institution since its inception in 1939. Headquartered in Utah, AFCU offers a range of services including online and mobile banking, Visa cards, mortgages and checking accounts, to name just a few.

Business need
Increasing member numbers and new services at AFCU resulted in annual growth of transaction volumes of 15 percent – leading the organization to seek greater processing power to avoid limiting growth.

Upgraded to IBM® zEnterprise® EC12 servers running core banking workload on IBM z/VSE® alongside applications on Linux with IBM DB2® database, with IBM Tivoli® software to protect data against loss.

Greater processing power at a higher density enabled a 25 percent reduction in the number of specialty engines used for Linux-based applications, lowering licensing costs by a similar proportion.


IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center, Tivoli Storage Productivity Center for Replication, z/VM, z/VSE

, , Storage, Storage: DS8870, z Systems, z Systems: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), Storage: XIV, Power Systems, z Systems: zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12)

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows family

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