CBH Group Handles 400 Percent Growth With a Flexible, Virtualized Infrastructure From IBM

Date Added: May 2009
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Facing a projected 400 percent increase in transactional volumes for its key grain handling application, CBH Group needed to boost performance, resilience and availability. The organization was also planning a major server virtualization program and a SAN refresh. CBH Group implemented two IBM Power 550 Express servers running both IBM i and IBM AIX with PowerVM, and six IBM System x3850 M2 servers hosting 140 virtual servers on VMware; deployed a SAN based on IBM storage hardware and software. The infrastructure is duplicated in a second site for disaster recovery purposes.