nass magnet future-proofs its business with SAP and IBM

Cutting backup times by almost 98 percent with ultra-fast IBM FlashSystem storage

Published on 25-Jun-2014

The System x platform provides outstanding reliability for our SAP applications.

Michael Weper, CIO, nass magnet

Customer
nass magnet

Industry
Industrial Products

Deployment country
Germany

Partner
c.a.r.u.s. Information Technology GmbH Hannover

Overview

Founded in 1925, nass magnet GmbH is one of the world’s leading producers of electromagnetic goods, selling its products to companies of all sizes that operate in many industries based all over the globe. The company achieves annual revenues of around EUR35 million (around USD47,4 million) and employs around a total of 550 people across its headquarters in Hanover, Germany, and branches in Hungary, the United States of America and China.

Business need
nass magnet realized that its existing IT infrastructure could not be efficiently scaled up to support the needs of its rapidly expanding business, threatening to put the brakes on corporate growth.

Solution
Working with IBM Business Partner c.a.r.u.s., the firm migrated its mission-critical SAP systems to high-performance IBM® System x® servers, plus ultra-fast IBM FlashSystem™ and IBM Storwize® storage.

Benefits
The firm can easily scale up its solution as the business grows; a 10x boost for SAP performance accelerates reporting and increases business agility; fast storage cuts backup times by 98 percent.

Components

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

Software
System Storage SAN Volume Controller

Hardware
Storage: FlashSystem 810, Storage, Storage: Storwize V3700, System x: System x3650 M4, System Networking: SAN24B-5, System Networking, System Networking: SAN Fibre Channel Switches, Storage: Tape & Optical Storage, System x: System x running hypervisor - VMware, System x: System x running Windows

Services
IBM-SAP Alliance

Solution
Microsoft Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, High Availability, Business Resiliency, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server, Virtualization - Storage, Energy Efficiency, Business Continuity, Connectivity - High availability, Enabling Business Flexibility, Enterprise Resource Planning, Server Consolidation, Storage Consolidation

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