IBM Helps Dimexon achieve higher efficiency with IT Optimization

Bangalore, India - 06 Feb 2013: IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that Dimexon has selected its systems and storage infrastructure portfolio to standardize and streamline business operations and optimize costs.  

Dimexon, a globally trusted and respected player in the diamond industry, has expertise to produce consistent, quality polished diamonds as well as exquisitely designed and crafted jewellery. Dimexon has world-class ‘Centres of Excellence’ production facilities in India and China. Its commercial offices are located in Belgium, UAE, India, Hong Kong and China and market its products to the World’s leading watch and jewellery retailers and brands.

To effectively manage the geographical spread of its operations, Dimexon relies on its real-time information processing environment, facilitated by SAP. This forms the information technology backbone of the entire organisation that integrates several business processes and data sources into a unified system. These include the core ERP, Dimexonworld – the Enterprise Portal and Business Warehousing solutions, amongst others. Dimexon Integrated Business Services (DIBS) is Dimexon’s shared-services organisation that provides services including IT Management and is responsible for ensuring that the information processing infrastructure supports the Group’s business needs.

In order to accommodate its growing business requirements, Dimexon was keen to build a reliable platform which could consolidate its technology landscape and reduce the infrastructure spread to improve response time for the group companies. IBM proposed a solution which included hardware and cloud software for Dimexon to assist in reducing its operating costs while ensuring higher performance and availability. IBM adopted the cloud methodology to migrate SAP seamlessly without risking Dimexon’s move from its POWER5 to POWER7 servers. This is the first of its kind Power Cloud deployment where DIBS would serve its group companies globally and provide IaaS (Infrastructure-as-a-Service) primarily for SAP R3 (ERP), Business Warehousing and their Enterprise Portal.

IBM’s solution stack will help Dimexon simplify management by combining hardware and software components to provide a single point of control and improve performance. The commercial arrangements were structured as an operating lease through IBM Global Finance (IGF).

“With IBM’s offerings we have sought several benefits including an increase in IT efficiency with lower operations cost, easy entry into cloud computing with a more efficient IaaS environment, simple to deploy and offering ease of use”, said Vinay Kothari, CEO of DIBS. He added, “This key improvement in our IT infrastructure will strengthen our business performance which in turn will help us provide advanced client service. Specifically, the capabilities of IBM Power Systems and the V7000 enterprise storage products support our growth plans and helps us drive efficiencies.”

IBM Business Partner Wysetek Technologists Pvt Ltd provided Dimexon with a solution consisting of IBM Power 740, IBM Starter Kit for Cloud for Power, PowerVM and Storwize V7000. 

“IBM Power Systems cloud solutions can help customers quickly build a powerful and efficient cloud computing environment, enabling them to reduce IT costs, improve service delivery, and foster business innovation. The new infrastructure in place will enable Dimexon to scale as needed to improve quality and meet demand with continuous availability,” said Viswanath Ramswamy, Country Manager – Power Systems, IBM India South Asia.

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