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Fujitsu M10 servers improves the response times and keep costs down at Gislaved Folie

"By upgrading our production servers from SunFire V490 and SunFire V240 to Fujitsu M10-1 SPARC servers, we experienced dramatic improvements in performance and a reduction in operational costs."

Mats Hallberg, IT Manager, Gislaved Folie

The customer

Located in Gislaved, a town in the region of Småland, Sweden, Gislaved Folie is a manufacturer of plastic foils used in various forms and settings all over the world, including furniture and kitchen cabinets, inflatable mattresses, and walls and ceilings on board ships. Gislaved Folie has produced plastic foils for more than 70 years and its foils are among the market leaders in terms of design, quality, environmental performance and functionality.

The challenge

As a Sweden-based manufacturer of plastic foils used for all types of surface coatings, Gislaved Folie realized that its Oracle Database environment needed to be updated. The installed SPARC servers, while still performing well, were approaching nine years in age with the end of hardware service life in sight. The company realized that it could move to more energy- and space-efficient server technology that would also improve performance and maintain binary compatibility with its existing systems.

The solution

Fujitsu had recently launched the Fujitsu M10 SPARC server family, and its improved efficiency over older SunFire systems was impressive. Fujitsu M10-1 servers consume significantly less power, take up to 80 percent less space and are up to six times more powerful than the fastest SunFire V490.

The benefit

  • Smooth transition to modern server infrastructure without costly migration procedures, conversion or recompilation to another platform, or to a different operating system
  • 65 percent improvement in application response times
  • Server energy consumption and heat generation reduced by 30 percent
  • 50 percent reduction in hardware and operating system service costs
  • Fujitsu M10-1 Capacity on Demand (COD) provides an economical pay-as-you-grow model
  • Fujitsu M10 server generates less noise compared to the previous SunFire V490


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