US-based multimedia software company Adobe Systems wanted to take advantage of the explosion in digital media and publishing platforms. The company’s existing IT infrastructure – built around many physical servers – was slow to respond to new business demands, limiting the company’s ability to scale and delaying their response to new business requirements.
Working with IBM, Adobe Systems moved from a traditional server environment to a fully virtualized environment, with private Cloud capabilities based on IBM Power servers and leading PowerVM virtualization technology. They consolidated hundreds of standalone servers and business-critical SAP systems and Oracle databases to just five IBM Power 770 servers running IBM PowerVM.
By substantially reducing its physical server footprint: