Minera Chinalco Peru purchases IBM server, storage, virtualization solution

Peruvian mining company Minera Chinalco Peru has purchased an IBM server, storage and virtualization solution.

The mining company will deploy the solution in the client’s main data center in Lima as well as its mining location in the Junín Region. Minera Chinalco Peru selected the solution because IBM was able to provide a customized, flexible solution, said IBM in a statement.

Chinalco replaced their current installed technology with the new solution composed of IBMSystem x servers, Storwize storage systems, and virtualization software that allow the client to cover all their processing needs and deploy applications in an agile, fast, secure and highly available environment.

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IBM did not disclose the name of the earlier storage vendor.

IBM said this will allow the mining company to optimize the performance of its IT infrastructure while reducing their operation costs, and a virtualization strategy creates a path to cloud adoption in the future.

Willy Coronado, IT manager for Minera Chinalco Peru, said the solution acquired by Minera Chinalco Peru replaces their current technology with 16 BladeCenter HX5 blade servers and 2 BladeCenter H chassis servers at the Lima data center, and 34 BladeCenter HX5 blade servers and 3 BladeCenter H chassis servers with redundant components at the Junin mine site.

Each location has one Storwize V7000 cluster providing a combined total of 56 terabytes of storage, with a TS3500 tape library and Tivoli Storage Management software providing backup at each site. At both sites, VMware virtualization software is being installed for some systems.

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