Published on 21 Jun 2011
“ With assistance from IBM, the Codorníu IT department has moved from being a provider of HP servers and storage to an innovator of business services. We now have time to look for and research business solutions in areas such as production and logistics, finding new ways to become more efficient. ”
Jaume Mariné, CFO, Codorníu
Codorníu is Spain’s leading sparkling wine producer, with additional vineyards in Argentina and Chile. The group has worldwide sales offices, and this family-owned business continues to grow, based on its reputation for quality.
Executives wanted to reduce business risk by implementing a full backup and recovery solution, securing precious SAP application data.
Implemented a suite of IBM hardware and software designed to reduce IT complexity, introduce automated business continuity and recovery services, and cut the total cost of operation.
Reduced the number of servers by more than 70 percent and cut the hardware footprint by 75 percent, from four racks to just one. Automated systems management solutions have reduced IT staff workload, freeing them for more productive tasks. Monthly costs have been reduced by more than 20 percent and are expected to be reduced further through higher consolidation and storage optimization.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
AIX, IBM Systems Director Editions, Tivoli Storage Manager
BladeCenter, BladeCenter HS22, BladeCenter running OS - AIX, Storage
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