With IBM solutions powering our storage, we are in great shape to keep delivering fast, convenient service to more customers as we build out new apps.

—Sanjeev Singh, CIO, Follett Corporation

Business Challenge story

With volumes of data growing along with the company’s growth trajectory, how could Follett Higher Education keep its applications running smoothly to maintain excellent customer satisfaction?


Working with IBM Business Partner Sirius, Follett deployed technology and intuitive storage management tools—boosting performance, scalability, and flexibility.


Follett has improved system response times by over 75% with IBM Flash storage, reduced power and cooling costs, and built a hybrid-cloud landscape to support its growth into new customer-facing apps.

Solution Category

  • Systems Hardware
  • Solution Components

    • Storage: IBM FlashSystem A9000
    • Storage: Storwize V7000
    • Storage: DS8000
    • Storage: TS7650G ProtecTIER Deduplication Gateway
    • Storage: XIV
    • Spectrum Storage Suite
    • IBM Spectrum Accelerate
    • IBM Spectrum Virtualize Software for SAN Volume Controller