In financial services, a bank’s day-to-day operations can create costly IT challenges—especially when back offices remain neglected in terms of investment, leaving IT with a patchwork of outdated systems. By updating IT infrastructures with relevant new technologies, firms can access critical information faster and keep costly deskside IT visits and troubleshooting to a minimum.
Core IT system trends
Cloud computing, RISC Migration, client-side virtualization, mobility, and security are all important trends that are changing the shape and experience of retail banks. From the data center to the client, they can help banks by allowing more work to get done using less power and less space, all while providing agility and a higher degree of continuous operations.
Intel Cloud 2015 Vision
As more data enters the cloud, Intel is developing a cohesive set of open, yet well-defined, standards that operate across IT infrastructures.
Intel® Core™ vPro™ processors: boost efficiency and reduce costs
By deploying PCs powered by the Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family,1 firms can increase flexibility and computing ability, all while reducing energy requirements and cutting costs. Specific processor benefits include:
- Remote monitoring: Keeps downtime and deskside visits to a minimum, allowing IT to diagnose and repair PCs remotely, even if they are turned off or the OS is unresponsive.
- Intel® Anti-Theft Technology2: Intel Core vPro processor–based PCs can disable themselves if they are lost or stolen.
- Intel® Active Management Technology3: Allows IT to conduct remote software changes and immediately respond to everyday events such as interest rate changes.
- Intel® vPro™ Technology4: Is a set of security and manageability capabilities built into the 2nd generation Intel® Core™ vPro™ processor family, Intel® chipsets, and network adapters.
Financial services RISC migration
As financial institutions look for ways to accelerate ROI and reduce risk, Intel server processors are enabling more scalable, efficient solutions.
Benefits of client-side virtualization for financial services
Intel processors with built-in virtualization capabilities help improve manageability, security, TCO, and overall user experience.
Intel® Xeon® processors: Savings through consolidation
Financial organizations can achieve exceptional scalable performance and advanced reliability for the most data-demanding applications with the Intel® Xeon® processor family. Specifically, you can expect:
- Adaptive performance: Servers with the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family can boost performance up to 80 percent over previous-generation Intel® Xeon® processor-based servers.56 And with performance that adapts to workloads, Intel® Turbo Boost Technology 2.0 delivers up to two times more performance on demand than previous-generation turbo boost technology.678
- Increased efficiency: Intel® I/O Acceleration Technology (Intel® I/OAT) with Intel® QuickData Technology moves data more efficiently through Intel® Xeon® processor–based workstations and server platforms, helping to reduce latency even more.
- Greater security: With Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI), the Intel Xeon processor family can accelerate pervasive encryption by ten times, all without a tax on performance elsewhere in your data center.69