Fidelity National Information Systems Payments Reference Architecture for IBM System z

An IBM Redbooks publication

Published 29 September 2008, updated 01 October 2008

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ISBN-10: 0738431796
ISBN-13: 9780738431796
IBM Form #: SG24-7507-00
(228 pages)

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Authors: Mike Ebbers, Alex Louwe Kooijmans, David Brooks, Tuan Bui, Philippe Fernandes, Chen Lei, Gustavo da Costa Leonato, Robert Simon


The number of electronic transactions conducted by financial institutions around the world every day is growing astronomically. Today payments can account for a significant portion of a bank’s total cost. The ability to move money quickly and safely and to manage the associated data management flows are necessary components of banking. Banks must also gain critical insights from their data to stay steps ahead of Internet-based theft of bank and customer information. These thefts can dangerously undermine the efficiencies of more cost-effective virtual delivery channels. On the positive side, this data can provide key insights into the way their customers behave and the products and services that they are likely to buy.

The FIS approach to enterprise payments puts the consumer account at the core, surrounded by rich functionality that provides access via multiple channels, extensive options for managing customer service, as well as a range of integrated fraud management tools. A complete payments solution for issuing and acquiring, clearing and settlement, FIS Enterprise Payments also contributes unique insight into the customer relationship.

This IBM Redbooks publication describes the FIS Enterprise Payments offerings and how to implement them. The book is written for decision makers and financial solutions architects, and assumes a basic knowledge of payments systems.

Table of contents

Part 1. Overview of products and project
Chapter 1. Enterprise payments
Chapter 2. FIS reference architecture overview
Chapter 3. Benefits of a mainframe solution for payments
Part 2. Environment and process
Chapter 4. Design decisions
Chapter 5. Installation and configuration
Chapter 6. Monitoring
Chapter 7. Optimization and best practices
Chapter 8. Problem determination on z/OS
Part 3. Project details
Chapter 9. High availability tests
Appendix A. Capacity planning tips
Appendix B. Business continuity concepts

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