CANCOM IT Solutions finds the solution to growing pains

Making savings and increasing productivity with IBM technology

Published on 13 Dec 2012

The IBM switches simplify configuration so much that we expect them to save our employees up to one hour per month, which we think could boost our profitability significantly.

Oliver Rattay, Sales Manager, CANCOM IT Solutions System x Competence Center

Customer
CANCOM IT Solutions GmbH

Industry
Computer Services

Deployment country
Germany

Overview

CANCOM IT Solutions GmbH (CANCOM IT Solutions) is part of the CANCOM Group, a leading IT service provider in Germany. Employing 100 people and headquartered in Cologne, CANCOM IT Solutions offers services including IT logistics, project management and competence centers.

Business need
Following an acquisition, CANCOM IT Solutions faced the challenge of merging networks to ensure business continuity, and also saw a chance to improve its testing and demonstration environment.

Solution
Facilitated reliable access to its cloud services from all locations, including the latest acquisition, and rolled out a highly flexible, secure testing environment based on an IBM® PureFlex™ System solution.

Benefits
Eliminates unscheduled outages, boosting employee productivity; cuts power requirements by approximately 71 percent; enhancing testing and demonstration is anticipated to foster innovation.

Components

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

Hardware
Flex System p460, Flex System x240, PureFlex Enterprise, System Networking, System Networking: IBM Flex System Fabric EN4093 10 Gb Scalable Switch, System Networking: IBM RackSwitch G8052

Solution
Flex System p460, Flex System x240, PureFlex, PureFlex Enterprise, PureSystems, Business Continuity, Enabling Business Flexibility, Energy Efficiency, High Availability, Virtualization, Virtualization - Network

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