IBM Global Financing helps J.W. Ross to deploy new BladeCenter solution

Published on 29 Mar 2011

It was incredibly easy to do business with IBM Global Financing. They were extremely responsive and, compared to our other traditional financing avenues, IBM Global Financing offered us rates that were very competitive. In fact, we’re paying less than we would have through our bank.

Graeme Lever-Naylor, financial controller at J.W. Ross.

Customer
J.W. Ross & Sons (Australia) Pty Limited

Industry
Wholesale Distribution and services

Deployment country
Australia

Overview

J.W. Ross & Sons Pty. Ltd. is a buying agent and distributor of hand and power tools for the Australian retail market, with representatives in every state of Australia. The company works with Australia's largest hardware retailers and has exclusive arrangements with over 60 different suppliers worldwide.

Business need
J.W. Ross & Sons (Australia) Pty Limited existing infrastructure was not flexible or scalable enough to meet performance demands. The company needed a consolidated and virtualized solution to support its growth.

Solution
Thirty-minute approval from IBM Global Financing for a complete infrastructure upgrade that included a pre-configured and validated IBM BladeCenter S chassis containing two BladeCenter HS22 blade servers, along with multiple LenovoThinkStations.

Benefits
A leasing agreement with IBM Global Financing gave J.W. Ross the performance, flexibility, and resilience to support business growth while also reducing business risk by decreasing chance of unplanned downtime.

Components

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

Hardware
BladeCenter HS22, BladeCenter S Chassis

Solution
IGF, IGF: IT Financing - IBM HW, IGF: IT Financing - IBM SW, IGF: PC financing programs, Server Consolidation, Virtualization

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