We are delighted to announce that we have successfully implemented two new IBM Power Systems with iCluster replication, for Fender Musical Instruments. The IBM based solution improves and modernises their IT infrastructure, enabling the precision of new online services.
The project requirement was driven by a need to update their legacy IBM iSeries hardware, providing additional capacity with lower operating costs. With the introduction of IBM iCluster, real-time replication of critical data was made possible. This moved the Disaster Recovery cut off point from a potential 24 hours to the actual point of disaster.
Roger Thorburn, Fender’s European IT Manager, commented, “As a trusted IT partner, we contracted Apex to design and implement our new IBM Power solution. Their knowledge of the Power platform has proved to be invaluable. In working closely with them, we have put in place a first class IT environment that will meet our ROI target within four years.”
Duncan Bulley, Apex’s Managing Director, commented, “It’s been great to be involved in Fender’s Power i solution. The upgrade enables them to not only reduce operating costs, but will also give them greater flexibility and functionality to help with their drive for business growth.”