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Case studies

Adobe Systems (US)

Helped to save millions over 5 years by moving to a fully virtualised environment - with private cloud capabilities - based on IBM Power servers and PowerVM.

Analytics on an enterprise scale: IBM (US)

Projected they will save approximately $25 million over five years by harnessing IBM Business Analytics and data warehousing on System z technologies.

City and County of Honolulu (US)

Reduced costs by 68% and identified 1.4 million of missed tax revenue by deploying a custom cloud running Linux on the city’s IBM System z10® Enterprise Class mainframe.

Databalance (US)

Decreased labour costs by 60 percent using IBM SmartCloud Provisioning to manage a virtualised IBM BladeCenter®, Power Systems™ and Storwize® V7000 landscape.

Dundee City Council (US)

Improved performance by more than 50 percent with two powerful IBM System z10 servers and the IBM XIV Storage System to replace a mixed storage environment.

Jack Henry & Associates PPS (US)

Achieved world-class payments processing with their dual-site IBM® System z® infrastructure, which includes IBM System Storage® DS8800 and TS7740 systems.

Nationwide (US)

Saved close to $15 million over the first three years by consolidating their distributed server landscape to Linux virtual servers on IBM System z® mainframes.

SwissRe (US)

Accelerated report generation by 70 percent when they deployed IBM® zEnterprise™ System with IBM DB2® for z/OS® to perform data analysis and reporting.

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