Published on 30 Sep 2012
“ If I had one thing to suggest to those considering a project like this, it would be to come visit us and take a look at our system. Experience first-hand what can be done to optimize the business and processes. ”
Du Yao, IT System Administrator, China Railway
China Railway Materials Commercial Corporation
Travel and Transportation
Beijing-based China Railway Materials Commercial Corporation is a large-scale, state-run enterprise that supplies and supports the country’s vast rail network. It has 18 storage and transportation bases around the country, with an area totaling more than 1.55 million square meters. The organization has 27 subsidiaries across China, 10 holding companies, two overseas companies and a logistics college.
Business growth at China Railway Materials Commercial Corporation (China Railway) created significant challenges at its data center with underutilized hardware and rising costs for equipment, operation and maintenance.
China Railway worked with IBM Business Partner BeiJing Teamsun Technology to create a virtualized infrastructure, offering computing services to its many subsidiaries through infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) management.
Optimizing resource allocation and delivery helped reduce the company’s time to market by 50 percent, while cutting costs for equipment and systems management by one-third.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
IBM Systems Director Enterprise Edition for Power, IBM Systems Director VMControl, PowerVM
Power 750, Power Systems
Cloud Computing, Cloud & Service Management, Service Oriented Architecture, Virtualization
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