Holcim Achieves Data Storage Efficiencies with IBM Solutions

IBM today announced that Holcim Philippines, Inc., a leading cement manufacturer in the country, recently migrated to IBM System Storage N series storage solutions, to implement a more efficient tiered storage infrastructure that has improved cost savings, integrated data security, and effective resources management.

The new system seeks to enhance data management across the Holcim network and at the same time provides enough flexibility should the Company expand capacity to address growing business needs. “With the IBM storage solutions in place, we now have a more efficient use of our storage resources, enterprise class data integrity, and savings in operational costs brought by consolidation.” said Reywen delos Reyes, Information Technology manager of Holcim Philippines.

“IBM’s goal is to provide leading technologies and solutions for storage, servers, software and services – to address the business and IT challenges customers are facing,” said James Velasquez, Country General Manager, IBM Philippines. “This IBM storage solution has enabled Holcim to establish a highly resilient, high-performance, next generation network infrastructure.”
The IBM System Storage N series products are designed to meet the needs of customers who desire a unified storage solution where a single storage system has the capability of supporting mission critical applications using Fibre Channel, iSCSI and NAS protocols. One System Storage N series solution instead of three separate boxes, can help simplify IT device management. The unique unified storage architecture of N series is intended to help organizations reduce investment, operational and management costs by reducing complexity.

“Apart from the fact that IBM provides industry-leading IT solutions, we are also very pleased with how Equicom, an IBM Business Partner, has delivered excellent support and service to our company,” delos Reyes said.
Data now enter the enterprise in more ways, from more sources, than ever before. For example, billions of RFID tags are currently used in asset management, mobile solutions and services, and Web 2.0 platforms. These devices generate important new classes of data unknown to the enterprise, with an estimated tenfold increase in digital data since 2006, and the rate of increase is expected to continue.

“Clients are looking at IBM to play a more consultative role and provide them with a total IT solution which will help their business become easier to manage, more efficient and secure, while also enabling them to create competitive advantage and post a fast return to their bottom line. IBM's end-to-end solutions portfolio and the skills and expertise of our Business Partners, ensures total customer satisfaction,” added Velasquez.
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