Algar Telecom gives its growing business a signal boost

With a reliable, secure IBM platform that supports growth and better service delivery

Published on 22 May 2013

We have completely transformed our infrastructure and the way in which we manage it with the IBM zEnterprise System... With our core business applications running on the most reliable and secure platform in the marketplace, we can deliver better service to more customers and focus on growing a better business.

Rogério Okada, IT Manager, Algar Telecom

Customer
Algar Telecom (CTBC)

Industry
Telecommunications

Deployment country
Brazil

Overview

Algar Telecom is a telecommunications company headquartered in Uberlândia, Brazil. A division of the Algar Group, Algar Telecom operates the CTBC brand and maintains a strong presence in 87 municipalities. The company provides more than 800,000 customers with mobile and fixed voice telephone and broadband, as well as corporate communication and pay-tv services.

Business need
To meet increased demand from a growing customer base, Algar Telecom needs strong, flexible IT systems that deliver high availability and reliability for a diverse range of telecommunications services.

Solution
Algar Telecom consolidated more than 90 standalone servers to Linux virtual servers running on IBM® z/VM® on a single IBM zEnterprise® 196 server, featuring the IBM zEnterprise BladeCenter® Extension.

Benefits
Provides a reliable, flexible platform for core business systems that has cut data center costs by 70 percent, reduced maintenance effort by 65 percent and boosted operational efficiency by 30 percent.

Components

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

Software
AIX, z/VM

Hardware
BladeCenter HX5, Power 780, Storage: Storwize V7000, System z, System z: Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL), System z: zEnterprise 196 (z196), System z: zEnterprise BladeCenter Extension (zBX), System z: zEnterprise Unified Resource Manager

Services
STG Lab Services: IT Optimization, STG Lab Services: System z

Solution
Server Consolidation, zNew Account

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