VALECARD

Reduces costs and improves reliability with IBM PureFlex System and KVM technology

Published on 30 Jan 2013

VALECARD is virtualizing with KVM on IBM PureSystems because of the seamless scalability, always-on availability and cost advantages the solution offers. KVM and IBM PureSystems have minimized incidents related to business interruptions close to zero.

Edmo Lopes Filho, IT infrastructure manager, VALECARD

Customer
VALECARD

Industry
Financial Markets

Deployment country
Brazil

Overview

VALECARD is a credit card, fleet, data services and consulting company that offers services for a wide range of industries, including finance, agriculture, real estate and healthcare. VALECARD partners with customers to find new solutions to minimize costs, automate processes and provide a better quality of life for consumers. Based in Uberlandia, Brazil, the company employs more than 400 people.

Business need
VALECARD needed a robust IT infrastructure to support the rapid expansion of its business, improve its transaction-processing power and meet the growing demands for data availability.

Solution
The company deployed an IBM® PureFlex™ System Enterprise solution with both IBM Intel and POWER compute nodes and Red Hat Enterprise Linux with KVM technology.

Benefits
The PureFlex and KVM solution helped consolidate data-center space, reduce operating costs by 30 percent and improve reliability, reducing server-replication times from 15 days to less than one hour.

Components

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

Hardware
Flex System, Flex System x240, PureFlex Enterprise, PureFlex System running hypervisor - KVM, Storage: Storwize V7000, Storage: TS3200 Tape Library

Solution
Flex System Manager, Flex System x240, PureFlex, PureFlex Enterprise, PureFlex System running hypervisor - KVM, PureSystems, Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, High Availability

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