Published on 02-Dec-2010
Validated on 01 Mar 2013
"Our new server and storage solutions from IBM give us the advanced tools we require to make even more accurate and reliable weather predictions, thereby improving the daily lives of our citizens." - Hungarian Meteorological Service
Hungarian Meteorological Service
IT/infrastructure, Business Continuity, Linux, Virtualization - Server
IBM Business Partner:
KFKI System Integration, Ltd.
The Hungarian Meteorological Service is the government agency responsible for providing accurate and timely weather forecasts in Hungary through local media and its public website.
When the weather service needed to replace its legacy HP systems with a more robust computing and storage infrastructure, they turned to IBM for a solution.
The Hungarian Meteorological Service implemented an IBM server and storage solution that includes a 140-node IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 solution running Red Hat Linux, two IBM Power 520 Express servers running AIX and virtualized with IBM PowerVM Express Edition technology, an IBM System Storage DS3400 disk storage system, and eight System Storage TS1040 tape drives.
The IBM solution enables high-performance processing of meteorological data, ensures timely and accurate weather forecasting, and provides expanded storage capacity for data backup and archive.
The Hungarian Meteorological Service was founded in 1870 and is the government office responsible for providing weather forecasts to the public in Hungary. From its headquarters in Budapest, the Hungarian Meteorological Service publishes weather forecasts and warnings through local media and through its public website.
To provide the most accurate and timely forecasts possible, the Hungarian Meteorological Service requires advanced computing capabilities. To continue fulfilling its mission to the public, the organization needed to replace its existing legacy HP equipment with a more robust infrastructure solution that could boost processing power and storage capacity.
Working with IBM Business Partner KFKI System Integration Ltd., the Hungarian Meteorological Service opted for an IBM solution that addressed the organization’s demanding requirements for both processing and storage. To handle intensive meteorological calculations, the organization implemented a 140-node IBM System x iDataPlex dx360 M2 solution running Red Hat Linux, and two IBM Power 520 Express servers running IBM AIX and virtualized with IBM PowerVM Express Edition technology.
On the storage side, the Hungarian Meteorological Service implemented an IBM System Storage DS3400 disk storage system to manage the large volume of weather data generated by the forecasting systems. Eight IBM System Storage TS1040 tape drives are used to provide data backup and archive.
· Enables high-performance processing of meteorological data
· Ensures timely and accurate weather forecasting
· Provides expanded storage capacity for data backup and archive
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