[Mono-list] Major Banking application goes live on Mono
vvaradhan at novell.com
Wed Dec 19 04:05:05 UTC 2012
A credit that should be shared with *all* the contributors of Mono.
CEdge  is a joint venture of a leading software giant, Tata
Consultancy Services and the prominent bank in India - State Bank of
India. They service rural banks with their Core Banking Solution called
BaNCS, which is a .NET 1.1/2.0 (not much of 2.0) application running on
Windows 2003 servers.
Mono team (when it was a part of Novell) took up the porting task to get
the application up and running on SLES as the operating platform. The
porting task ended with a PoC of running 5 branches of a Bank for 6
months without a single ticket been raised.
We changed only about 2% of their BaNCS code to make it run seamlessly
In an recent event organized by SUSE and sponsored by Economic Times,
CEdge publicly announced  their migration to Linux from Windows.
Though, announcement doesn't explicitly mention about Mono and its not
required as well. Isn't it pretty obvious that its Mono and nothing
Its a proud moment for all of us to celebrate as BaNCS is the first
banking application to run on Mono, officially. ;-)
I take this opportunity to congratulate and thank *all* the members of
Mono community for such a wonderful product.
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