IBM Mainframe Reduces Manufacturer's Energy Consumption by 80 Percent
IBM announced that its zEnterprise 114 mainframe helped reduce a German manufacturer’s energy consumption by 80 percent.IBM recently announced that ARBURG GmbH + Co KG, a German manufacturer of injection-molding machines used to make plastic products, reduced its energy consumption for servers by 80 percent and for storage by 25 percent with its new IBM infrastructure. In collaboration with IBM, ARBURG upgraded to the new IBM zEnterprise 114 mainframe to drive down costs and accelerate its time-to-market in order to improve customer satisfaction, without compromising on product quality. "With IBM zEnterprise, ARBURG is able to make better use of the large amounts of data generated daily across our core business areas of development, procurement, production, sales and services," Andreas Dummler, director of information systems at ARBURG, said in a statement. "Our company now has the insights and flexible infrastructure we need to better respond to the demands of our customers and bring our products to market faster." ARBURG serves a broad range of customers across the automotive, electronics, packaging, medical equipment and consumer goods sectors in some 100 countries worldwide, IBM said. ARBURG's IT environment grew along with its business, but was too complex and not able to support the manufacturer's goals, the company said.
To support its full SAP application environment, ARBURG runs two IBM z114 mainframes with IBM System Storage DS8800, IBM DB2 and IBM Tivoli Monitoring solutions.