ARMONK, N.Y. - 16 Sep 2003: IBM today announced that Nissan Diesel Motors Company Ltd., has selected scalable IBM eServer systems to power the company's personnel accounting and payroll system. The IBM Intel-based servers offer 10 times the performance of the existing HP servers, while reducing Nissan's costs by up to 70 percent.
Nissan will use IBM eServer x440 systems, which can scale to 16 Intel Xeon Processors, to replace PA-RISC based servers from HP.
"We are migrating to IBM Intel based eServer systems with DB2 to help reduce IT costs by up to 70 percent annually," said Takashi Sasaki, assistant director of the information system planning division at Nissan Diesel. "With this migration, Nissan Diesel's new system has produced epic-making results, showing about 10 times performance. The IBM eServer systems can process the payroll in only 50 minutes, verses eight hours for the old system."
The eServer x440 systems provide capacity that can be expanded to meet Nissan's future needs. Utilizing open standards, the IBM eServer x440 and DB2 allow for a seamless migration in the Nissan datacenter from HP to IBM.
"Nissan is a perfect example of the demand we are experiencing from customers for scalable Intel Xeon-based servers, a technology where IBM provides a clear advantage over HP and Dell,' said Leo Suarez, vice president, IBM eServer xSeries. "The scalability of the IBM eServer x440 enables customers to add capacity in building blocks of four processors as their business expands."
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