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
Nisa-Today’s is a member-owned organisation created to provide benefits to independent retailers and wholesalers in the retail food and drink sector.
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.
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.
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
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
Power Systems, Storage: DS8000
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