JEGS High Performance

Building an efficient, responsive and cost-effective virtual infrastructure

Published on 25 Mar 2014

During the implementation phase, I went around pulling network cables out of the back of the System x servers, and everything carried on working as normal. That degree of resilience means lower operational costs and excellent availability for our internal users.

Scott Abrams, Systems Administrator, JEGS High Performance

JEGS High Performance


Deployment country
United States

Mapsys, Inc.


Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, JEGS High Performance is a specialist retailer of high-performance auto parts to both professional race drivers and car enthusiasts. Founded in 1960, JEGS now employs more than 350 people and has a 250,000 square-foot warehouse supplying its two retail stores, mail order business and website.

Business need
Fast-growing retailer JEGS wanted to provide resilient and responsive information services to employees and customers, but faced capacity and maintenance constraints for its server infrastructure.

Virtualized its existing HP and Dell servers to three IBM® System x® servers with Intel® Xeon® processors, and centralized data storage to an IBM Storwize® V7000 system.

More than 6:1 server consolidation ratio cuts cost and complexity. Virtualization of both servers and storage enables flexible, efficient use of computing resources, and rapid deployment of new services.


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

System x: System x3650 M4, System x, Storage: Storwize V7000

High Availability, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server, Enabling Business Flexibility

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