Alchemy Systems takes service delivery to the cloud

Supporting efficient operations with IBM technology

Published on 28 Feb 2013

Partnering with IBM to develop a cloud infrastructure has proven to be a hugely successful undertaking, and one that has fuelled considerable business growth in recent years. We consider the engagement with IBM to be worth some £500,000 to us.

Nathan Mills, Managing Director, Alchemy Systems

Customer
Alchemy Systems

Industry
Computer Services

Deployment country
United Kingdom

Overview

Alchemy Systems specializes in providing enterprise IT solutions, services and support to small and medium businesses in the UK. Boasting more than 15 years of industry experience, the company acts as a single-source provider for IT business solutions that span the breadth of an organization’s computing and communications requirements.

Business need
Alchemy Systems identified an opportunity to deliver greater value to its clients by launching a range of hosted cloud services, and sought a reliable, flexible platform to support the new initiative.

Solution
Developed a versatile cloud platform, based on virtualized IBM® System x® 3650 class servers and the IBM Storwize® V7000, that supports a variety of hosted services, offered on a full SaaS basis.

Benefits
Supported considerable business growth, estimated to be worth approximately £500,000. Delivers considerable ease-of-management, enabling a team of four people to manage some 2,500 virtual servers.

Components

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

Hardware
Storage: DS3400, Storage: Storwize V7000, System x: System x3650 M3

Solution
Business Resiliency, Cloud Computing, Enabling Business Flexibility, High Availability, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server, Virtualization - Storage

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