New LinuxONE Servers Available to Help Fiorano ISO 20022 & Digital Banking Customers Reduce Their Energy Consumption


Biju Suresh Babu

MD – Banking & Financial Services

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We are excited to share that IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 is available globally on September 13, 2022, and Fiorano ISO 20022 and Digital Banking clients will have the opportunity to reduce their energy consumption while reaching sustainability targets. IBM and its partners are helping clients, including those in regulated industries such as financial services, build a modern environment that is designed to improve business agility and reduce overall costs. ISVs can leverage the next generation of IBM LinuxONE’s highly secured and sustainable platform to deploy software across environments.

Fiorano’s ISO 20022 Accelerator (FIA) provides a centralized and internal ISO 20022 translation platform that delivers a low-risk, low-impact solution to modernize existing core payments platforms to be ISO 20022 ready.

Fiorano’s cloud-ready Digital Banking technology allows traditional banks to modernize and adopt next generation banking models including Open Banking, Banking as as Service and Embedded Banking with minimum disruption.

Fiorano’s FIA and Digital Banking platforms on IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 with Red Hat OpenShift provide highly secured and reliable solutions for banks to achieve ISO 20022 compliance and adopt future-ready banking models fast. This can also help banks achieve their sustainability goals, in the process mitigating against the risks, complexities and significant increase in compute resources that can lead to a greater carbon footprint.

Operating Fiorano’s ISO 20022 translation or Digital Banking capabilities on IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4  creates an environment to achieve the benefits from isolating workloads at scale. It provides the granularity to protect applications and data and control remote data with “keep your own key” technology. Fiorano’s integration capabilities on LinuxONE also allow banks running core systems to modernize to these next generation models with minimal impact.

IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 helps businesses to build a highly-trusted cyber resilient system with privacy and protection of data and applications. With pervasive encryption built into the silicon, ensure that data is protected in the LinuxONE environment –not only in-flight or at rest, but when the data is in use.

IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4

According to an IBM IBV study (footnote), almost half (48 percent) of CEOs surveyed across industries say increasing sustainability is one of the highest priorities for their organization in the next two to three years. However, more than half (51%) also cite sustainability as among their greatest challenges in the next two to three years, with lack of data insights, unclear ROI, and technology barriers, as hurdles. The new IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 is an enterprise server designed to help reduce energy consumption. Consolidating Linux workloads on five IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 systems instead of running them on compared x86 servers under similar conditions can reduce energy consumption by 75%, space by 50 percent, and the CO2e footprint by over 850 metric tons annually. [*Disclaimer] Integrations with energy monitoring tools on the server also enable clients to track energy consumption

Built on the IBM Telum Processor,  IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 is a Linux platform that supports data serving, core banking and digital assets workloads. IBM LinuxONE Emperor 4 is a platform of choice for organizations that value sustainability and security.

Fiorano is helping companies unlock the value of cloud investments by implementing the tools and technologies that can help them succeed in a hybrid multicloud world. We are excited to be working closely with the IBM Ecosystem to bring new innovation to our clients. Based on Linux, customers can benefit from open standards and an ecosystem that LinuxONE offers including modern DevOps and a variety of popular software. This can also help to remove operational barriers when customers deploy and manage technologies on cloud-native infrastructure.

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Disclaimer: Compared 5 IBM z16 Max 125 model consists of three CPC drawers containing 125 configurable cores (CPs, zIIPs, or IFLs) and two I/O drawers to support both network and external storage versus 192 x86 systems with a total of 10364 cores. IBM z16 power consumption was based on inputs to the IBM z16 IBM Power Estimation Tool for a memo configuration. x86 power consumption was based on March 2022 IDC QPI power values for 7 Cascade Lake and 5 Ice Lake server models, with 32 to 112 cores per server. All compared x86 servers were 2 or 4 socket servers. IBM Z and x86 are running 24x7x365 with production and non-production workloads. Savings assumes a Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE) ratio of 1.57 to calculate additional power for data center cooling. PUE is based on Uptime Institute 2021 Global Data Center Survey ( Due to the technical equivalence, the results are also valid for LinuxONE Emperor 4 Max 125 systems.


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