CAEM-Magrini S.p.A.

Stacks up management, cost and resource benefits with IBM System x and IBM System Storage

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.

Customer
CAEM-Magrini S.p.A.

Industry
Fabrication and Assembly

Deployment country
Italy

Partner
Uno Informatica

Overview

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.

Business need
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.

Solution
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.

Benefits
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.

Components

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

Hardware
Storage: DS3500 Express, System x: System x3650 M4

Solution
Business Continuity, Business Resiliency, Energy Efficiency, Virtualization - Server

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