IBM Global Financing Helps Nisa-Today’s Easily Expand Infrastructure

Published on 25 Jan 2011

We were happy with our original decision to lease with IBM Global Financing. It helped to reduce our costs and fitted into our budget. With hindsight we were happier still: we exploited the end of lease flexibility in our contract, and it really helped us manage a complex IT transition. They say leasing helps transfer risks, and I suppose we saw that transfer working in a very practical way.

Wayne Swallow, IT Director at Nisa-Today’s

Customer
Nisa-Today’s

Industry
Retail

Deployment country
United Kingdom

Partner
Logicalis

Overview

Nisa-Today’s is a member-owned organisation created to provide benefits to independent retailers and wholesalers in the retail food and drink sector.

Business need
Nisa-Today’s aging IBM Power®-based servers and storage were coming to the end of their lease and needed to be replaced at a sensitive time: just at the start of a peak order period.

Solution
IBM Global Financing provided financing for new IBM Power6® servers and a System Storage® DS8000® solution, and extended the return date for the old equipment. The new Power Systems servers were installed side-by-side, to run in parallel with the older servers while the IT migration was carried out and tested.

Benefits
IBM Global Financing provided the flexibility and security the Nisa-Today required at a time when availability and customer service levels were critical, and helped deliver a secure, risk-free cutover. - Decreased spend on maintenance and support-saving over £100,000 per annum. - Reduced other costs, e.g. license fees - Freed budgeted spend to be redeployed on other projects

Components

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware
Power Systems, Storage: DS8000

Solution
IGF

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