International Trade - Case Study
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NTTRA, short for "international trade," was formed in 2000 for the purpose of providing a multi-carrier e-commerce platform for the booking and documentation of ocean containerized shipping. Based in New Jersey but with sales and support offices all over the globe, INTTRA serves 30 of the world’s leading ocean carriers and more than 20,000 customer locations around the world.
IBM in conjunction with INTTRA and IBM Business Partner VSS have published a new case study that shows how IBM and VSS helped INTTRA to implement an IBM Dynamic Information Infrastructure that help to consolidate servers and storage using server virtualization and SVC based storage virtualization running over IBM DS8000 storage
Serving 30 of the world’s leading carriers and more than 20,000 customer locations around the world, INTTRA requires a robust IT infrastructure that delivers high performance—and the scalability to support a company that has grown more than 1100 percent in the last seven years.
Working with IBM Premier Business Partner VSS, Inc., INTTRA has consolidated their servers on IBM BladeCenter® and IBM Power Systems™ servers, and has achieved a 95 percent virtualization rate by virtualizing at every tier. INTTRA uses IBM System Storage™ DS8100 and DS8300 enterprise disk storage systems as part of a larger tiered storage strategy that currently provides capacity for 120 TB of data.
With an IT infrastructure from IBM, INTTRA has reduced its data center footprint by 50 percent, reduced energy costs by 30 percent, and enabled the capacity to support a phenomenal annual rate of growth.
For more details see the INTTRA case study.