IBM Provides Systems Infrastructure To Leading Peruvian Mining Company

    IBM Provides Systems Infrastructure To Leading Peruvian Mining Company

Minera Chinalco Peru acquires IBM System x and Storwize solution to support
expansion of operations

PR Newswire

ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 16, 2013

ARMONK, N.Y., Dec. 16,2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) announced today
that Peruvian mining company Minera Chinalco Peru has purchased an IBM server,
storage and virtualization solution to provide a technology platform that
supports their expanding operations in the country.


This solution is being deployed in the client's main data center in Lima as
well as its mining location in the Junin Region. Minera Chinalco Peru selected
the solution because IBM was able to provide a customized, flexible solution
that is superior to anything offered by other providers.

Chinalco replaced their current installed technology with the new solution
composed of IBM System 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. 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.

"We needed a stable, efficient platform to support business operations and our
expansion goals, both in Lima and at the mining operations," said Willy
Coronado, IT manager for Minera Chinalco Peru. "We were seeking a strategic
partner that is flexible enough to meet our IT requirements, and IBM's System
x and Storage solutions will play a crucial role in meeting our future goals."

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.

"Our System x servers and Storage offerings provide the highest performance
and customer satisfaction in the industry, providing the ideal platform for
this project," said Giancarlo Bustamante, System x sales specialist, IBM Peru.

Minera Chinalco Peru is part of the Aluminium Corporation of China -- known as
Chinalco -- one of the largest companies in China. It is the world's second
largest alumina producer and the third largest producer of aluminum. It
operates the Toromocho copper project in Peru, which is located 90 miles east
of Lima in the Junin Region.

For more information on Minera Chinalco Peru, go here. More information is
available about IBM System x BladeCenter servers at this link and IBM Storage
solutions here.

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