Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ Adopts IBM’s Desktop Cloud Service 

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TOKYO - 20 Oct 2009: IBM (NYSE:IBM) today announced that Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ has selected IBM’s Smart Business Desktop Cloud Service to manage its desktop infrastructure.

Under the agreement, IBM Japan will provide Smart Business Desktop Cloud Service to the Systems Division of Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ to establish a thin client environment. Implementation is expected to be complete by December 2009. With the new environment, Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ aimed to enhance securities, provide the environment for various work styles, and realize business continuity at any emergency situation. 

After Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ examined specifications such as security enhancement and cost reduction effect of the renewal, it decided to adopt IBM’s Smart Business Desktop Cloud Service, an advancement of IBM’s virtualization technology. 

In the service agreement, IBM Japan will virtualize the desktop environments of PCs through its blade server, the IBM Blade Center, and manage all IT resources for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ’s PCs including memory, CPUs and hard disks in the virtual desktop environment. 

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