Algar Telecom replaces 80 HP servers with IBM mainframe platform

Algar Telecom, a mobile operator in Brazil, has replaced 80 Hewlett-Packard (HP) servers with an IBM mainframe platform, achieving 50 to 70 percent savings in data center floor space, energy and cooling.

IBM assisted Algar Telecom to increase operational efficiency by 30 percent.

The enterprise IT vendor said 70 percent of enterprises are using Big Data and Analytics, Cloud, Mobile and Social and 75 percent of enterprise decision makers now consider these technologies as strategically important to their organizations, up from 66 percent in 2012.

Stephen Leonard, general manager, Sales, IBM Systems & Technology Group, said: “Clients are migrating from non-IBM systems to infrastructures based on IBM systems in order to benefit from modernization of IT environments for emerging big data, cloud computing, mobile and social technologies.”

Besides Algar Telecom, several other clients have moved to IBM platform.

Alabama-based Logista Solutions, a managed services provider, deployed an infrastructure based on IBM systems and storage. Logista is now able to design and bring new products to market in approximately five days instead of the typical one month or more needed with the company’s prior infrastructure.

eThekwini Municipality, a government organization in the province of KwaZulu-Natal that provides civic services to the approximately 3.5 million citizens of Durban, South Africa, is utilizing IBM infrastructure.

IBM said the government reduced the number of physical servers in its environment by 67 percent and reduced infrastructure complexity by 80 percent.

As a result, it was able to improve time savings by 90 percent and launch new products 92 percent faster.

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