Published on 1-Apr-2014
“ For the primary business systems, we use IBM DS8870 for higher performance and lower response time. ”
Philipp Bellhäuser, Head of IT Infrastructure, Architecture and Operations, Sto
Construction / Architecture / Engineering, Industrial Products
Sto specializes in providing insulation, paint, plasterwork and concrete restoration services to construction companies. Headquartered in Stühlingen, Germany, the firm employs more than 4,600 people across its operations in Europe, the Americas and Asia, and achieved revenues of more than 1 billion in 2012.
Manufacturer Sto realized that its order-processing capabilities would soon be outpaced by fast-growing business volumes, a scenario that could lead to lost orders or late deliveries.
Sto upgraded its data storage and server systems to the latest IBM technologies, accelerating key production and back-office processes by up to 99 percent.
Cuts latency for sales order processing systems by 50 percent, improving productivity; shrinks data backup from hours to 30 seconds, keeping systems available to serve global customer base.
IBM products and services that were used in this case study.
AIX, FlashCopy, System Storage SAN Volume Controller, Tivoli Storage FlashCopy Manager, Tivoli Storage Manager
Power 750, Power Systems, Power Systems running AIX 7, Storage: DS8870, Storage: Storwize V7000, Storage: TS3500 Tape Library
Ind: Architecture / Eng / Construction, Enabling Business Flexibility, Enterprise Resource Planning, Server Consolidation, Storage Consolidation, Virtualization, Virtualization - Server, Virtualization - Storage, High Availability
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