Energen powers up for greater flexibility

Virtualizing Linux servers to enterprise IBM Power Systems

Published on 6 Jul 2013

With less hardware to manage our IT team benefit from a reduced administrative burden, freeing up several man-hours every month that can be used for more strategic tasks.

Keith Jinright, Data Center Manager, Energen Corporation

Customer
Energen

Industry
Energy and Utilities

Deployment country
United States

Partner
SAP

Overview

Energen Corporation is a growing oil and gas exploration and production company complemented by a single-state natural gas utility, and is among the Top 20 US independent oil and gas producers on the basis of its reserves in the country. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the majority of the company’s reserves are located in the Permian and San Juan basins.

Business need
Energen Corporation is a growing oil and gas exploration and production company complemented by a single-state natural gas utility, and is among the Top 20 US independent oil and gas producers on the basis of its reserves in the country. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, the majority of the company’s reserves are located in the Permian and San Juan basins.

Solution
Energen migrated its Linux workloads to IBM® Power® 770 and 740 servers, moving towards a single platform for all systems, supported by IBM XIV® Gen3 and Storwize® V7000 storage.

Benefits
Cuts the time taken to set up new Linux servers by 99 percent, accelerating the provisioning of new services, and reduces management time by several man-hours per month.

Components

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

Software
AIX, Linux, System Storage SAN Volume Controller

Hardware
Power 740 Express, Power 770, Power Systems running Linux - Red Hat, Storage, Storage: Storwize V7000, Storage: XIV, Storage: XIV Gen3

Services
IBM-SAP Alliance

Solution
Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, Enterprise Resource Planning, Server Consolidation, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server

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