SN#10230 Affiliated Computer Services Finds Success Through Sun

SN#10230 Affiliated Computer Services Finds Success Through Sun

Post by John J. McLaughli » Wed, 02 Jul 2003 22:59:31



SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 4 2003-06-23  Article 10230 from section "Entry Level Servers"

     Sun Products and Services Raise Revenues, Simplify Network

        Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), a provider of business process and
        information technology outsourcing solutions, recently needed to expand
        its midrange solution offerings. Turning to Sun, the company was
        equipped with Sun Fire[TM] servers for a complete products and services
        solution. Additionally, the company used Sun Services[SM] to better
        verify the soundness of its data center policies.

        ACS first began a relationship with Sun in 1990, when the company began
        deploying dedicated Sun Enterprise[TM] servers to specific customers for
        electronic commerce. Sun's solutions were able to offer ACS unique
        advantages at that time, and the overall Sun experience led to ACS'
        planning of further enhanced midrange alternatives.

        After careful testing and planning with Sun, ACS deployed Sun Fire[TM]
        15K servers at one location, each connected with Sun StorEdge[TM] 9960
        systems for data storage. At another U.S. location, the company
        installed Sun Fire[TM] 6800 servers, Sun Fire[TM] V880 servers and Sun
        Fire[TM] 280R servers. A Sun Fire 15K server was also deployed in ACS'
        Ireland data center. All servers are protected by Sun Services under a
        SunSpectrum Platinum[SM] support agreement.

        The results of the deployment were significant, "Our Sun server-based
        revenues in the IT Solutions Group have grown from practically nothing
        two years ago to $10 million today, and it's increasing really fast,
        1,000 percent just in the last year," said Alex Baker, director of
        business strategy for the IT Solutions Group of ACS.

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1. SN#9441 Sun Finds Success with its Bankway Solution Software

SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 62 Issue 1 2003-03-31  Article 9441 from section "News"

     78 Wins in 90 Days

     Sun Microsystems recently managed to score 78 new wins in just 90 days on
     the Bankway product of Kirchman Corporation, a Sun iForce[SM] partner. The
     product, which addresses the challenges of mid-sized banks, or those with
     assets from $100,000 to $5 billion, is proving to be effective, as
     companies who have recently deployed the technology are reporting savings
     in TCO, as well as increased scalability and reliability.

     Recent customer TowneBank, the largest FDIC-regulated bank in Virginia,
     will agree with the Bankway raves. TowneBank deployed the Kirchman Bankway
     solution and is estimating savings of $500,000 in the first year, and $1
     million per year by 2007.

     Other banking contracts using the Kirchman and Sun solution with Sun
     Fire[TM] V880 servers include: Mars National Bank in Pennsylvania (with
     assets of $258 million); Security National Bank in Ohio (assets of $868
     million); Farmers Bank of Lincoln, Nebraska (assets of $65 million);
     Community Bank in Missouri (assets of $38.5 million) and Landrum Holding
     Company in Missouri (assets of $850 million).

     Sun currently has over 950 Sun[TM] ONE Mainframe Transaction Processing
     (MTP) software installations all over the globe, with 100 additional sites
     coming online since June 2002. These mainframe rehosting solutions have
     been very successful, with those companies that have moved off the
     mainframe and onto Sun saving 50 percent or more.

Details at http://sun.systemnews.com/62/1/news/index.shtml#9441

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