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Financial Services RISC MigrationAs financial institutions look for ways to accelerate return on investment (ROI) and reduce risk, the Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series presents a unique opportunity to leave expensive, proprietary RISC systems behind and transition to a more scalable and efficient solution.The financial crisis of 2008 and the resulting economic climate have radically changed the banking and financial services landscape. Industry pressures to reduce IT costs while meeting an increasing demand for services are driving financial firms to re-evaluate IT operations.Mission-critical enterprise database applications play an increasingly vital role in the core functions of daily business operations, and the amount of data an organization must process and store doubles every 12 months.1 New requirements for real-time business analytics—as well as increasing regulatory requirements—are driving the need for improvements in high-performance infrastructure.These trends demand that business and IT managers continue to explore ways to reduce costs while extending performance and reliability—translating business requirements into systems using the latest technologies and best frameworks. Moving from RISC server architecture to industry-standard Intel® Xeon® processor 7500 series-based servers can yield ROI in 12 months or less.The Intel Xeon processor 7500 series represents a significant leap in performance and reliability for mission-critical and data-intensive applications in financial services. Servers based on the Intel Xeon processor 7500 series are delivering world-record performance across a range of benchmarks, while adding more than 20 new advanced reliability features, including Machine Check Architecture Recovery (MCA Recovery), which comes to x86 servers for the first time ever. This level of high-end reliability, availability, and serviceability (RAS) is traditionally associated with proprietary RISC and mainframe systems, and offers exceptional new capability and value for mission-critical deployments and large-scale consolidation.Read the full Financial Services RISC Migration Solution Brief.