Sparda-Datenverarbeitung eG

Leveraging a world-class enterprise computing system to ensure 24x7 customer service

Published on 18 Dec 2014

The great thing about IBM Geographically Dispersed Parallel Sysplex in combination with SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z and all Linux workloads including Oracle Database software is that it just works reliably.

Oliver Röthinger, System Programmer and Administrator z/VM and Linux on System z, Sparda-Datenverarbeitung eG

Sparda-Datenverarbeitung eG

Banking, Computer Services

Deployment country



Sparda-Datenverarbeitung eG (SDV) is the IT service provider for the Sparda-Bank Group in Germany. SDV develops secure and innovative IT solutions for retail banking, payment, distribution and financing to improve the products and services of Sparda-Bank Group. The group’s 12 banks employ over 7,300 people and operate more than 400 branches, serving 3.5 million customers and a total of 23 million accounts.

Business need
Sparda-Datenverarbeitung eG (SDV) needed a reliable and cost-efficient platform with minimum downtime to operate large databases and state-of-the-art software for banks.

SDV deployed two IBM® zEnterprise® EC12 with IBM z/VM® virtualization technology to consolidate Oracle Database and application servers on SUSE Linux Enterprise Server for System z®.

Reduces total cost of ownership by about 50 percent, cuts administration effort and enables a team of three to manage 120 servers, accelerates deployment of new systems, and offers excellent availability by providing automated failover within seconds.


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

WebSphere Application Server, z/VM, DB2 for Linux UNIX and Windows, Tivoli Storage Manager, z/OS, Tivoli System Automation for z/OS, Tivoli System Automation for Multiplatforms

z Systems : z Systems running z/VM, z Systems : z Systems running Linux - SUSE, z Systems, z Systems : z Systems running Linux, z Systems : z Systems running z/OS, z Systems: zEnterprise EC12 (zEC12), z Systems: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL)

DB2 for Linux, UNIX and Windows family, FSS: Banking - Back Office - Core Systems Transformation, Automation, Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, High Availability, Server Consolidation, System z Software, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server

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