Case History: Intel and Intesa Sanpaolo

A GigaOm Deployment Impact Report—Commissioned by Intel

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Use Cases
  3. Wrapping Up

1. Summary

Intesa Sanpaolo, the biggest Italian bank, is also an innovation leader, with a strategic plan to move an important part of its infrastructure to the public cloud. With a talented group that focuses its R&D on forward-looking IT strategies, as well as on its investments in Neva (the first Italian technology-centered venture capitalist firm), the bank fuels a virtuous cycle that keeps it a step ahead—both in the adoption of new technology and the readiness to meet ever-changing business needs. One example is its relationship with Intel and ecosystem partners.

“Intel has proven multiple times to be a key partner for Intesa Sanpaolo, and it has done this once again with Intel® Optane™ Technology and the partner network that it has been able to build around it,” says Nicola Carotti, Head of Cloud Center of Excellence at Intesa Sanpaolo. In fact, Intel® Optane™ Technology brought several improvements to Intesa Sanpaolo’s infrastructure that resulted in lower costs, improved efficiency, and faster response times for mission-critical applications such as core internet banking services. In order to achieve these results, Intel worked with a series of strategic vendors for Intesa Sanpaolo to help them take full advantage of this technology in their solutions.


“Intel has proven multiple times to be a key partner for Intesa Sanpaolo and it has done this once again with Intel® Optane™ Technology and the partner network that it has been able to build around it.” —Nicola Carotti, Head of Cloud Center of Excellence at Intesa Sanpaolo.


Intel and its partner ecosystem made the adoption of Intel® Optane™ Persistent Memory practically seamless, with a dramatic return on investment (ROI) that further focused the bank’s attention on this technology and its potential for additional use cases.

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