GS Retail Lowering TCO by 30 percent With Faster, Smarter Analytics
Altares is one of the business information provider. They need to support rapid growth in number and variety of business systems while overcoming physical constraints on space and cooling in data centers and create an infrastructure capable of scaling and adapting to new requirements without downtime or loss of performance. They chose IBM to overcome these challenges. Altares built a new virtualized infrastructure running on IBM BladeCenter servers, with Intel Xeon processors, and consolidated 175 physical servers to just 24 blades. The infrastructure is split between two data centers for added resilience. The benefits were rapid provisioning of new virtualized servers to respond faster to new revenue opportunities.