Nattura Labs ensures high availability and reduces costs by migrating SAP Business All-in-One to IBM Power and IBM System x

Published on 29 Jun 2011

With shared, consistent data throughout Nattura Labs, we are in a position to understand our business from the global perspective and take actions designed to help us achieve our corporate ambitions.

Miguel Agustin Chaves Herrera, IT Director for Nattura Labs

Customer
Nattura Labs

Industry
Consumer Products

Deployment country
Mexico

Partner
SAP
Consultores Informaticos GRC

Overview

Nattura Laboratorios (Nattura Labs) has set out to become a global brand leader in the worldwide hair care and styling marketplace. With more than 2,000 employees in 63 countries and an annual turnover of US$ 45 million, the Mexican-based company is rapidly gaining ground in the hair care industry. Over the last thirty years since its formation, the company has expanded from its Mexican base in Zapopan Guadalajara, Jalisco, to sites across the world, extending both its geographic reach and range of products.

Business need
Nattura Labs is seeking to position itself on the world market as a major brand competitor in the hair styling sector. The hair and skin care company has secured a presence in over 63 countries with a growing list of products and customers. Working across an increasingly complex operational environment, Nattura Labs needed a more reliable and robust solution to run its IT infrastructure and ensure sound business practices.

Solution
Nattura Labs switched from an HP environment to two IBM Power servers and IBM System x and upgraded its SAP Business All-in-One software to provide a highly available, reliable and robust infrastructure. The IBM solution enables Nattura Labs to create a solid IT backbone and optimize its business processes.

Benefits
The IBM Power and System x servers have reduced workload for the IT department by 35-40 percent, reduced software license fees by around 30 percent, and cut the total cost of ownership by 30 percent. The upgraded SAP Business All-in-One system ensures faster response times and simple management of IT resources. The IBM Power and System x solution offers high availability and has eliminated unplanned downtime.

Components

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

Software
AIX, Tivoli Storage Manager

Hardware
Power 520 Express, Storage: DS5020, System Networking: SAN24B-4, System x

Solution
Enterprise Resource Planning, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server

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