Italy’s biggest bank uses Optane DIMMs and in-memory software to speed apps

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Intesa Sanpaolo, Italy’s largest bank, is using Optane hardware with MemVerge and Hazelcast system software to enlarge the effective memory pool for its servers and make applications run faster.

Intesa is an international business, with a net annual income of €4.2 billion ($4.5 billion) in 2021, over 5,000 branches, and 40 million customers in approximately 40 countries worldwide. It had a market capitalization over €37 billion (c$40 billion) as of November 2020.

According to a recent case study, the bank initially came across MemVerge’s Big Memory software which combines Optane PMEM storage-class memory with standard DRAM and presents a larger

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