JN Data Expands Stonebranch Footprint to Meet Demands of Merging Data Centers

Stonebranch's Indesca allows JN Data to unify multiple job scheduling silos into one end-to-end business process for complete workload automation

Oct 06, 2010, 10:00 ET from Stonebranch

ATLANTA, Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Stonebranch, innovator of Independent Job Scheduling Agent technology and provider of Managed File Transfer solutions, today announced that JN Data, Denmark's leading IT outsourcer for the banking industry, has expanded its Indesca deployment to accommodate the increased number of managed datacenters due to bank mergers. JN Data's satisfaction with Stonebranch and the Indesca product, including its ability to automate and integrate their cross-platform disparate job scheduling environment, was the reason for this decision.

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Jyske Bank, the third largest bank in Denmark, and Nykredit, the largest mortgage company in Denmark, founded JN Data in 2002 to handle all IT operations and technical infrastructure for both companies. Recently, JN Data added Nordisk Finans IT (BEC and SDC) as its customer. As a result, JN Data wanted to expand the use of Stonebranch and Indesca to consolidate this complex Workload Automation environment to provide them with centralized management and control of their systems.

"JN Data consistently demonstrates success in aligning their IT outsourcing operations with their customers' business objectives," said John Mecke, Chief Operating Officer of Stonebranch. "We're pleased that JN Data has once again chosen Stonebranch as their partner to complete their Workload Automation strategy."

When the merging of these banks' IT operations is complete, JN Data projects that, at that time, they will be managing 24,000+ mainframe mips, 7,200+ AIX and Intel servers, over 35,000 PCs and 1300 storage servers. Indesca's vendor agnostic solution enables JN Data to deploy Independent Scheduling Agents on every server no matter what the platform or operating system.

"Indesca allows us to add functionality to the job scheduling environments of our clients without the need to replace or convert the native job scheduling product," said Kim Kvist Hansen, Head of Production Planning for JN Data. "Each customer can maintain their original scheduling environment and we will then use Indesca to manage and control these disparate environments. This enables us to extend the initial investment in our scheduling infrastructure and avoid retraining personnel and acquiring additional costly technology. Indesca allows us to keep IT operations stable, secure and running efficiently as we continue to grow our business."

About JN Data

JN Data holds expertise within a number of advanced technologies and has extensive experience in efficient and reliable handling of all aspects of IT infrastructure and operations. We create and develop the technological foundation for Jyske Bank's, Nykredit's and Nordisk Finans IT's (BEC and SDC) business development, and based on customer insight, we render advisory services on new business-relevant technology.

JN Data has 428 competent and result-oriented employees, who serves approx. 23,000 individual workstations. When SDC joins in 2012, the number will be 35,000. We service our customers, partners and group companies with safe, stable and efficient IT operations. www.jndata.dk

About Stonebranch

Stonebranch provides solutions which govern business processes and data exchange for businesses. In 2009, Stonebranch launched Scribbos™, a subsidiary of Stonebranch. Scribbos offers a secure business communications solution, which complements Stonebranch's Infitran™, its Intelligent File Transfer Solution, and Indesca™, its Independent Scheduling Agents solution. Used separately or as a suite, Stonebranch and Scribbos products and services interoperate with existing platforms, infrastructures and emerging technologies. Stonebranch clients include some of the world's largest financial, healthcare and technology institutions. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA, Stonebranch has offices throughout the world, including Germany, United Kingdom, Netherlands, Spain and Denmark. www.stonebranch.com.

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