A Major Retail Chain builds its private cloud infrastructure on
IBM Power Systems Solution to power its large-scale, mission critical
applications needed to transform data into a competitive advantage. Not only
did it maximize efficiency, but also optimized their TCO on maximizing
utilization of resources and acquiring IBM’s Capacity On-Demand (COD) Feature. Read
on to find out how or check the attached infographic for a quick review.
The Chain, one of the biggest food retail chain with a network of 48 outlets
serving several governorates nationwide, was seeking an IT infrastructure
- Efficiently operate data
intensive workloads across different branches.
- Empower cross-platform analytics
to maximize the bottom-line value of data.
- Integrate cloud infrastructure
to minimize Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).
The Chain identified IBM POWER9, designed for Cloud Deployments, as the ideal
solution for transforming their bottom line by extracting business-changing
insights with blazing performance, industry-recognized dependability, and solid
security to deliver the following:
Performance and Better Response Times across branches
The IBM POWER9 processors integrate analytics and
algorithms on the chip to help Power Systems servers run at an always-optimized
dynamic frequency. This advantage reduces the response time of running the
business applications operating more than 45 outlets nation-wide handling
thousands of products and generating thousands of transactions on daily basis.
- Empowered Cross-Platform Analytics of
Data Intensive Applications
The IBM POWER9 is built on the advanced POWER9™
architecture which maximizes the throughput of cloud, mobile, cognitive and
advanced analytics applications demand. This architecture introduces Peripheral
Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Gen4—which doubles the bandwidth of PCIe
Gen3. In addition, it can be ordered with up to 48 cores and up to 16 TB of
- Integration of Cloud Infrastructure
IBM POWER9 is optimized to deliver large, demanding workloads in the cloud. It
dynamically shares resources to increase system utilization which improves
efficiency and helps ensure applications continue to get the resources they
need. This is based on PowerVM virtualization which is the family of
technologies, capabilities and offerings that deliver incomparable
virtualization on IBM POWER® processor-based systems.
THAT’S NOT ALL!
By relying on IBM Power Solutions, The Chain earned invaluable benefits and ROIs that will impact its competitive edge and long-term success including:
- Optimized Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)
In the cloud, there are many variations to on-premises TCO factors because many services are provided by third parties. In addition, the cloud can cost more than on-premises resources in a traditional IT infrastructure. IBM POWER9 provides cloud capabilities such as automation and utilization which gives you a cloud-ready IT infrastructure that can reliably and securely deliver blazing performance while keeping TCO at optimum levels.
- Maximized “Cloud” System Utilization (IBM
Micro-Partitioning™ technology supports multiple virtual machines (VMs) for
every processor core, 20 micro-partitions per processor; multiple shared
processor pools; VIOS; shared dedicated capacity; and Live Partition Mobility
(LPM). IBM Cloud PowerVC Manager provides fast and automated VM deployments,
prebuilt image templates and self-service capabilities—all with an intuitive and
With this unique IBM feature, The Chain can respond
more rapidly and seamlessly to changing business requirements and growth with
Elastic Capacity on Demand (CoD) for processors and memory where they can activate processor cores or memory units for a
number of days using the HMC to activate resources on a temporary basis.
- First Failure Data Capture (FFDC)
Beyond additional reliability, availability
and serviceability (RAS) features, the POWER9 processor and memory subsystem
use the first failure data capture (FFDC) mechanism for fault detection and
isolation. This FFDC mechanism incorporates advanced technology and design
techniques for soft-error avoidance.
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