ITpoint

Provides “IT as a Service” using IBM System x servers and IBM Storwize V7000 storage

Published on 3 Feb 2014

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Remo Fleischli, sales manager, ITpoint

Customer
ITpoint

Industry
Computer Services

Deployment country
Switzerland

Overview

Founded in 2002, and an IBM Business Partner since 2005, Switzerland-based managed service provider ITpoint provides IT infrastructure solutions—consultancy, planning, implementation and operation—to a wide range ofcross-industry clients. Clients can specify the service levels with ITpoint. The company handles the rest. “We can become our clients’ IT department,” explains Remo Fleischli, sales manager for ITpoint. “We try to integrate our ‘IT-as-a-Service’ concept, leaving clients free to concentrate on their businesses.”

Business need
IBM Business Partner ITpoint needs a solid, secure IT infrastructure to provide “IT as a Service,” in the form of consultancy, planning, implementation and operation, to cross-industry clients.

Solution
ITpoint is using 14 IBM® System x3650 M4 servers with intelligent Intel® Xeon® processors, two IBM Storwize® V7000 storage systems and two IBM System Storage® TS3200 Tape Library Express systems.

Benefits
In addition to providing clients savings equal to the salary of one IT employee, the company’s reliable, redundant IBM infrastructure helps cut clients’ disaster-recovery costs in half.

Components

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

Hardware
Storage: Storwize V7000, Storage: TS3200 Tape Library, System x: System x3650 M4

Solution
Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, Cloud Computing, Infrastructure as a Service, Virtualization - Server, Virtualization - Storage

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