Published on 7-Jan-2014
“ Thanks to the IBM solution, we have a modern IT infrastructure, flexible and ready for future scenarios. We expected this outcome; but what we didn’t expect was that the process would be so easy. ”
Francesco Bartolomei, IT administrator, CAEM-Magrini S.p.A.
Fabrication & Assembly
Italy-based CAEM-Magrini S.p.A. manufactures metal shelving systems for clients ranging from small shops to large chains around the world. With 80 employees headquartered in Subbiano, the company also has a factory in the UK and branches in France, India and Australia.
To support ongoing company growth, Italian shelving manufacturer CAEM-Magrini S.p.A. needed a dynamic, high-availability infrastructure that would be easy to manage and upgrade as its needs evolved.
The company deployed a virtualized infrastructure including two IBM® System x® 3650 M4 servers with Intel® Xeon® processors hosting nine virtual machines, and an IBMSystem Storage® DS3500 Express.
In addition to saving an expected EUR15,000 in energy costs over the next five years, CAEM has reduced operating costs, shrunk its IT footprint and enabled nondisruptive upgrades and maintenance.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
Storage: DS3500 Express,
Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, Energy Efficiency, Virtualization - Server
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