IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Kalbe today announced a collaborative effort to build a new energy efficient "green data center" and undergo a major data center consolidation project, in order to meet Kalbe's technology requirements of its expanding business, while simultaneously saving energy.
Kalbe Collaborates with IBM to Build Green Data Center and
IBM Also Implements Major Data Center Consolidation Project at Leading Indonesian Pharmaceutical Company
JAKARTA, INDONESIA - February 8, 2008 - IBM (NYSE:IBM) and Kalbe today announced a collaborative effort to build a new energy efficient "green data center" and undergo a major data center consolidation project, in order to meet Kalbe's technology requirements of its expanding business, while simultaneously saving energy.
A leading pharmaceutical and health company in Indonesia, Kalbe is teaming with IBM to deploy data center consolidation with an explicit goal of reducing energy consumption as well as reducing information technology (IT) maintenance and space in its own data center facilities across Jakarta. IBM will help Kalbe to consolidate five data centers from its current 13 existing data centers during the initial phase.
In addition, IBM will install a green data center on a site of 5,048 square feet. Other site and facilities services and server services to be implemented include data center strategy, data center design, server and storage integration, relocation planning, project management, infrastructure equipment sourcing, installation services and management, data center testing and startup management.
"Kalbe is expanding its business into the pharmaceuticals and consumer products segments by developing various products and providing a technology-based electronic distribution system," said Mr. Vidjongtius, information technology director, Kalbe. "In addition to supporting our fast expanding business, we believe the time is right for Kalbe to make a cost-saving and energy-saving purchase. The IBM data center solution allows us to concentrate on continuing to provide the production system and staff with the tools necessary to succeed, while also being environmentally conscious."
"IBM's long history and expertise with data center implementations enabled us to create a solution to save energy and ensure efficient server performance for Kalbe," said Hengkie Kastono, Country Manager, Global Technology Services, IBM Indonesia. "IT departments won't be as concerned with growing energy costs when selecting IBM's data center solutions, which provide an efficient, reliable and secure data center. IBM is making it easier for data center owners to go green with new, more energy efficient technology and services, available as part of IBM's Project Big Green initiative."
IBM has the deep experience to implement the entire solution in eight to 24 weeks, compared to the industry norm which is about 40 weeks. The IBM data center solution integrates power, cooling, rack, management, services and security, allowing for selection of standardized components to create a solution through modular configurations. By using standardized components, the architecture easily scales to meet the evolving needs of the company.
This agreement was signed in the fourth quarter of 2007.
About IBM Project Big Green
Announced in May 2007, Project Big Green is a $1 billion initiative to dramatically reduce energy use by IBM and its clients. The initiative includes new energy efficient IBM products and services and a five step approach to energy efficiency in the data center. If followed, this approach can sharply reduce data center energy consumption, transforming clients' technology infrastructure into "green" data centers and provide energy savings of up to 42 percent for an average data center. The initiative also includes a new global "green team" of more than 850 energy efficiency architects from across IBM. More information about IBM Project Big Green is available at www.ibm.com/press/projectbiggreen.
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. ("Kalbe") is one of the leading pharmaceuticals and health products companies in Indonesia and is recognized as the largest regional pharmaceutical company in Southeast Asia. Established in 1966, Kalbe's aim is to assist Indonesians to achieve a higher quality of life by providing them with products that improve their health and well-being. The company's main areas of business activities are the production, distribution, marketing and packaging of pharmaceuticals, health foods and other consumer products. For more information on Kalbe, please visit www.kalbe.co.id/?lang=English.
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