This morning at the annual Corelation users' conference, which is being held virtually for 2020, attendees learned of the most significant change to the KeyStone product since its inception: KeyStone is now supported and available on three operating system and hardware platforms, instead of the previous option of just one (IBM AIX operating system running on IBM Power hardware servers).
The KeyStone platform’s next epoch of innovation was unveiled by Corelation’s Founder and Chairman, John Landis. He described the expansion of deployment options to now include Linux support: 1) Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on IBM Power hardware servers and 2) Red Hat Enterprise Linux running on x86-64 hardware servers based on Intel or AMD CPUs.
“The addition of Linux support allows us the flexibility to run KeyStone on most hardware available today and potentially in the future,” explained Corelation Founder and Chairman John Landis. “So, the most open core processing system in the credit union market just got more open. The deployment possibilities are endless.”
Details of this project included a port of KeyStone to Linux transparently without slowing or disrupting the ongoing development of new features and enhancements, and a substantial increase in KeyStone core enhancement velocity.
This pivotal development in KeyStone history follows suit with what was intended during its early stages of design: being the most technologically advanced and nimble core system in the credit union market, with incredibly fast development of a feature-rich, reliable, high-performance, customizable, open, and intuitive product, scalable from very small institutions up to the very largest.
Corelation Chief Technology Officer Jeff Dent shared, “We felt it was important to position KeyStone to be able to take advantage of technological advances for decades to come.”
Both IBM’s AIX and Linux have impressive and noteworthy reputations; the former for unparalleled reliability, and the latter for its current and foreseeable server market dominance as well as being the platform of choice for developers.
This expansion provides Corelation and their clients with a lot more choices when it comes to hardware selection. And whichever combination of supported operating system and hardware platforms their credit union clients choose, the KeyStone solution is unchanged. Corelation is committed to providing choice to its credit union partners, all with their unwavering dedication to client service.
Those familiar with the KeyStone platform know that it currently leverages IBM's DB2 database. Corelation's Chief Revenue Officer Tim Maron told Finopotamus that this remains unchanged, regardless of operating system or hardware platform. He also assured Finopotamus that third parties who have developed integrations using the KeyBridge API will have 100% interoperability with all instances of KeyStone.