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Computer Gross Italia S.p.A. expects savings, faster deployment

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Read about Computer Gross Italia S.p.A.which is an IBM Premier Business Partner, is a distributor of hardware, software and networking solutions, including IBM solutions, to resellers within the …

Read about Computer Gross Italia S.p.A.which is an IBM Premier Business Partner, is a distributor of hardware, software and networking solutions, including IBM solutions, to resellers within the Italian market. To know more about Pure systems, visit http://ibm.co/J7Zb1v.

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  • 1. Smarter Computing Computer Gross Italia S.p.A. expects savings, faster deployment With IBM PureSystems solution, company anticipates 50 percent reduction in IT administration costs Computer Gross Italia S.p.A., an IBM Premier Business Partner, is a Overview distributor of hardware, software and networking solutions, including IBM solutions, to resellers within the Italian market. Headquartered in The need Empoli, Italy, the company employs approximately 350 people. Computer Gross Italia S.p.A. needed a simplified IT solution that would provide faster time to market, improve efficiency Faster deployment and cost savings through in its data center, reduce costs and offer cloud computing. simplification and cloud computing Customers desire advanced IT systems but often don’t want to spend The solution time, money or management establishing and maintaining their IT The company implemented IBM® PureFlex™ System technology, infrastructure. They prefer to focus on the core values of their business. a solution from the IBM PureSystems™ To ensure they remain at the forefront of the latest technologies, today’s family, to design its data center customers seek cloud-based solutions and Infrastructure as a Service infrastructure. (IaaS) options. Resellers and independent service vendors (ISVs) want to The benefit satisfy their customers and stay competitive, but they often don’t have the Simplified systems and consolidated necessary infrastructure to provide cloud computing. Therefore, they components create a single point of management that Computer Gross turn to distributors and ask for these services. expects to reduce administration costs by 50 percent and speed deployment To secure an advantage in Italy’s changing IT market, Computer Gross by 50 percent. needed a simplified IT solution that would provide faster time to market, reduce costs and improve efficiency in its data center.
  • 2. Smarter Computing To better serve its resellers and their customers, Computer Gross needed to offer state-of-the-art cloud computing capabilities, including IaaS, to “All its components are its resellers so customers could improve their IT environments and run designed to work together stronger businesses. Satisfied customers would mean successful business for resellers and an increase in sales for Computer Gross. in synergy, so it’s really important. It’s what Integrated IBM PureSystems solution is IBM called ‘integration designed for cloud computing by design.’ The Flex Computer Gross learned about the IBM PureSystems family in early 2012, and its technical team immediately understood the potential impact System Manager is the of this new cloud-ready solution. By the end of July 2012, the company single point from which implemented and used IBM PureFlex System technology to design its data center infrastructure. we can manage all the environments.” Computer Gross was impressed with the level of choice that came with PureFlex System technology. The company was able to customize its —Luca Parelli, IBM Power PureFlex specialist, PureFlex System solution, choosing the platform, storage and individual Computer Gross Italia S.p.A. components. Because PureSystems offerings are designed for cloud computing, Computer Gross can work directly with resellers to create a cloud environment for customers. The PureFlex System solution consolidates all components, storage and system expertise inside one box, and Luca Parelli, IBM Power PureFlex specialist for Computer Gross, explains how this simplification is useful when approaching the IT market: “All its components are designed to work together in synergy, so it’s really important. It’s what IBM called ‘integration by design.’ The Flex System Manager is the single point from which we can manage all the environments.” IBM Flex System Manager™ technology provides a single pane of glass to seamlessly manage the entire infrastructure, allowing the product to run more efficiently. Smarter Computing: The IT Infrastructure of a Smarter Planet With the implementation of IBM PureFlex System technology, Computer Gross achieves increased simplification, improved efficiency, additional cost savings and faster time to market. As a result of streamlined management and the ability to efficiently allocate technical resources, Computer Gross anticipates a 50 percent decrease in administration costs, and the organization expects to speed time to market by 50 percent. The company can pass these benefits onto its resellers and their customers, providing them with access to security-rich, cloud-ready solutions, including IaaS. Customers can use this advanced and efficient IT infrastructure to innovate their business processes. 2
  • 3. Smarter Computing Simplified management saves costs and speeds Solution components time to market PureFlex System technology provides numerous advantages and expected • IBM® PureFlex™ System • IBM Flex System Manager™ benefits, allowing Computer Gross to better serve its resellers and their customers. Simplified systems and consolidated components create a single point of management that allows the organization to allocate its technical resources in a more efficient way. Because a smaller team can “Resellers that want an spend less time managing a streamlined platform, Computer Gross infrastructure in the anticipates a 50 percent reduction in administration costs. Further, data center can choose simplified processes allow the company to speed time to market; Computer Gross expects to reduce the time needed to deploy a private cloud or applications and virtual machines by 50 percent. Infrastructure as a PureFlex System technology also helps Computer Gross gain a Service. Some months competitive advantage. In fact, the organization expects to grow its ago, we couldn’t sell business by 300 additional resellers and 4,000 to 5,000 more customers. IaaS because we didn’t With a cloud-ready solution from the PureSystems family, Computer have the right product. Gross can offer cloud computing, including IaaS. Francesca Moriani, Today, we can, thanks IBM business unit manager for Computer Gross, explains: “Resellers that want an infrastructure in the data center can choose a private cloud to PureFlex.” or Infrastructure as a Service. Some months ago, we couldn’t sell IaaS because we didn’t have the right product. Today, we can, thanks to —Francesca Moriani, IBM business unit PureFlex.” manager, Computer Gross Italia S.p.A. Computer Gross can now approach the growing market of managed service providers (MSPs), which often need a certified data center that is security-rich and has cloud capabilities. This is a sizable advantage for Computer Gross because there are no other distributors in the Italian market who can provide these comprehensive offerings. 3
  • 4. For more information To learn more about IBM PureSystems offerings, please contact your IBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit the following website: ibm.com/puresystems To learn more about Computer Gross Italia S.p.A., visit: computergross.it © Copyright IBM Corporation 2012 IBM Corporation Software Group Route 100 Somers, NY 10589 Produced in the United States of America December 2012 IBM, the IBM logo, ibm.com, PureFlex, PureSystems, and IBM Flex System Manager are trademarks of International Business Machines Corp., registered in many jurisdictions worldwide. Other product and service names might be trademarks of IBM or other companies. A current list of IBM trademarks is available on the web at “Copyright and trademark information” at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml This document is current as of the initial date of publication and may be changed by IBM at any time. Not all offerings are available in every country in which IBM operates. The performance data and client examples cited are presented for illustrative purposes only. Actual performance results may vary depending on specific configurations and operating conditions. It is the user’s responsibility to evaluate and verify the operation of any other products or programs with IBM products and programs. THE INFORMATION IN THIS DOCUMENT IS PROVIDED “AS IS” WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING WITHOUT ANY WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND ANY WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF NON-INFRINGEMENT. IBM products are warranted according to the terms and conditions of the agreements under which they are provided. Statements regarding IBM’s future direction and intent are subject to change or withdrawal without notice, and represent goals and objectives only. Please Recycle WAC12352-USEN-00

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