EXA Corporation (EXA) is a joint venture company created by JFE Steel Corporation. EXA faced the challenges of how to best secure and manage servers in multiple offices. It also wanted to create a secure hybrid cloud environment that combines external data centers and public cloud services. EXA Corporation chose IBM to overcome these challenges. Using an integrated set of IBM cloud solutions for automation, security and management, EXA is creating a hybrid private cloud solution that combines proprietary and external data centers for efficient control of servers distributed across Japan. The results of deploying IBM were reduces costs and improves disaster resiliency; enables EXA to offer secure cloud-based services; improves flexibility and scalability of the IT environment and reduces risk.