One of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world has selected APSU to assist in the design and planning of new Power i systems to enable consolidation into European data centres.
It comes after APSU’s pre-sales architects spent time learning about the client’s environment and visiting their group datacentre’s. A solution was architecturally designed by APSU over an eighteen month period, with over thirty iterations of configurations in order to guarantee the best possible environment.
Equally important to the project was a reaffirmation of the benefits and value proposition of IBM i and its flexibility and advantages, both in terms of performance and total cost of ownership (TCO). APSU also compiled a strategic roadmap for the client, outlining the continued support for the IBM i platform.
All personnel levels within the bank were involved in negotiations with APSU, from executive through to procurement. As a result of APSU’s appointment, the bank made significant savings on the new infrastructure.
APSU Chairmand and SEO, Steve Morris, said:
“APSU has built a close relationship with this significant financial client, based upon value and trust and as a result, the bank has already made significant cost savings. We are proud to support this institution whenever difficult decisions need to be made, or if key changes within the environment are required.”
Headquartered in London, APSU’s latest client is one of the largest banking and financial services organisations in the world, with an international network comprised of around 7,200 offices in over 80 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.
APSU acts as a trusted advisor to a number of IBM’s top 10 Power i clients.