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HP has announced that Pulse, a Discover Financial Services company, has selected an HP Converged Infrastructure to deliver transaction processing services to clients. Pulse processes millions of transactions daily for thousands of financial institutions across the country.

Pulse selected an HP Converged Infrastructure consisting of three mission-critical HP Integrity NonStop NB50000c BladeSystem infrastructure platforms. The scalable solution offers a combination of servers, networking and storage.

Each Pulse data center location includes dedicated systems for production transaction processing, certification, and development and benchmarking. The new HP NB50000c BladeSystem increases capacity at data centers while using only half the footprint of Pulse's previous platform.

HP's multicore processing capabilities provide increased flexibility at 25 percent of the previous processing cost. Additionally, the average transaction processing time was reduced by 75 percent, and the total cost of ownership was lowered by approximately one-third.

"For Pulse to leverage new opportunities and meet changing industry demands, we needed to scale out our transaction processing platform while maintaining high availability and performance," said Tony Zeis, senior vice president of technology at Pulse. "As an HP client for more than 17 years, we knew that the HP Converged Infrastructure would fit our needs perfectly, while reducing our transaction processing time and costs."

"Financial institutions like ours depend on their networks to deliver uninterrupted 24/7 service," said Nick Anderson, senior vice president of Trustmark Bank, a Pulse issuer in Jackson, Miss. "Pulse's migration to the new HP NonStop architecture strengthens their ability to provide reliable services and 100 percent uptime — this helps us sleep better at night."

For more on this topic, visit the transaction processing research center.

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