Databalance B.V. - PureFlex client reference video

Published on 21-Mar-2013

"One of the key selling points of the IBM PureFlex System is that it packs a lot of computing power within a small footprin. In fact, we think it offers twice the application density of our existing server environment within the same floor-space, while using considerably less energy." - Rob Blom, Chief Executive Officer, Databalance B.V.

Customer:
Databalance B.V.

Industry:
Computer Services

Deployment country:
Netherlands

Solution:
Flex System Manager, Flex System p24L, Flex System p260, Flex System x240, PureFlex, PureFlex Standard, PureSystems, Storage: Storwize V7000, Business Resiliency, Cloud Computing

Overview

Working under the slogan “always available”, Databalance B.V. is a data center hosting service provider based in the Netherlands that offers high availability, backup and replication solutions. Employing 18 people, Databalance uses its size to its advantage – it is large enough to have extensive technical expertise in-house, and small enough to maintain an intimate knowledge of its customers’ environments. The company operates data centers in Nieuwkuijk and Utrecht and achieves annual revenues of 5 million USD.

Business need:
Demand for cloud services was pushing Databalance’s data center to its limits. The company began seeking a high-performance expansion platform that could be rapidly implemented at a third-party site.

Solution:
Databalance deployed an IBM® PureFlex™ System, delivered with pre-integrated compute, storage, networking and management components in a single rack within just three days at a colocation center.

Benefits:
Offers faster response times due to low latency. Accelerates time-to-value through rapid deployment. Maximizes use of resources by supporting higher application density within the same floor-space.

Video

Working under the slogan “always available”, Databalance B.V. is a data center hosting service provider based in the Netherlands that offers high availability, backup and replication solutions. Employing 18 people, Databalance uses its size to its advantage – it is large enough to have extensive technical expertise in-house, and small enough to maintain an intimate knowledge of its customers’ environments. The company operates data centers in Nieuwkuijk and Utrecht and achieves annual revenues of 5 million USD.



Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Hardware:
Flex System Manager, Flex System p24L, Flex System p260, Flex System x240, Storage: Storwize V7000

Legal Information

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