Sirius is a client-centric organization, and nothing is more important than the satisfaction of our clients, and the success of their respective businesses. The details about the IT solutions we deliver are best revealed in our case studies, which represent just a fraction of the engagements we've had with companies of all sizes, across all industries.
To reduce total cost of ownership and improve the capabilities of the hospital’s enterprise systems, which were inefficient and nearing capacity.
For three decades, Sirius has been helping clients improve performance,reliability and effi ciency in the data center with servers based on the IBM®POWER® architecture. Now, with the addition of the latest generation in thefamily—POWER7® processors—Sirius clients are running more applicationsfaster and more reliably than ever before. Here are the true stories of sevenactual Sirius clients that have realized remarkable success with IBM PowerSystems™ servers based on POWER7 processors. SST_7POWER7_2 120810
Roll out a product lifecycle management (PLM) and enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution based on a new hardware platform.
Brotherhood Mutual needed help to design and implement the new claims system, and looked to IBM Premier Business Partner,Sirius.
Plastipak competes for international contracts to supply containers and packaging. Following fivefold growth inside ten years, Plastipak’s business expenses were rising. Without a global view of its manufacturing operations, the company found it hard to standardize its processes and reduce costs, key stages in its expansion program.
The client, an international chemical manufacturer, had an IBM® eServer™ iSeries® 570 server configured with four POWER5+® processors (three activated) on which it was running JD Edwards® EnterpriseOne® ERP software. To accommodate new sites that the client is planning to roll out over just the next two years, they would have had to upgrade to five active processors, as well as adding signifi cant amounts of memory and disk space. Furthermore, the i570 was on a four-year lease through a third-party financing provider, which was scheduled to end in August, 2010.
Collin County’s data center had grown to 28 racks of servers and storage. Adding each new server was expensive, and typically took a week to provision. And an upcoming upgrade to support their PeopleSoft® application was going to cost nearly $2 million.SST_COLLINCTY 030510
Running out of floor space, with too many inefficient, expensive-to-maintain and underperforming stand-alone servers.
Baird Holm wanted to improve data recovery performance from its production site. Their goal was to leverage virtualization expertise to ensure their staff could stay focused on client service. The Baird Holm IT team wanted a well executed and robust solution, with plenty of knowledge transfer and performance power.SST_BAIRDHOLM 072011
System performance was suffering under even routine concurrent desktop workloads, and building on their existing IT infrastructure to accommodate rapid growth in their international auto rental brokerage would be expensive and inefficient. SST_AUTOEUROPE_080614
To bring the city’s IT infrastructure up to date after years of underfunding, including replacing critical systems that were up to35 years old.
The ICON development team began using a combination of WebSphere, Java and RPG to launch the site with commerce capabilities integrated with existing applications.
The four buildings on the main campus of Greenville Regional Hospital used four separate, outdated PBX systems for their phone service. Maintaining the systems and reconfiguring the phones were difficult, communication between buildings was limited, and support was almost nonexistent. A family practice facility 15 miles away used ordinary phone service, allowing no advanced features and resulting in high long-distance charges. SST_GREENVILLERH_092914
Improve business efficiency and IT flexibility while continuing to deliver outstanding reliability for essential business systems.
Establish a simplified storage environment to support a growing building materials supplier.
To standardize all primary and secondary storage onto disk-based systems from a single vendor, in order to provide consistent management, high-performance access to data, and superior reliability.SST_KERzNER 04282008
In 2004, KI moved to hosted, managed services for its IBM Power Systems workload to reduce the cost of ensuring 24x7 coverage, and to ease the burden on their own operators. But a series of acquisitions led to poor support and reduced responsiveness. SST_KRUEGERINTL_062315
At any given time, researchers using the RCC might be performing protein modeling, simulating the collision of black holes, or comparing a genome against a previously referenced database of genomes.
To meet the expanding IT infrastructure needs of a growing global organization.
Gain scalability and reliability to support rapid business growth and expanding business-process requirements.
With more than 1,500 Windows® endpoints used by nearly 500 professionals and staff, IT administrators at The Vancouver Clinic were finding that updates and patches, configuration management, software compliance reporting and inventory management were time-consuming and difficult even under the best circumstances.
Streamline Vantage’s outdated ordering process, orchestrating a massive set of business rules for handling online travel bookings that includes a complex set of travel options and alternatives.
To thrive in a competitive industry, West Asset Management (WAM) needed to provide rapid data access to employees and create new IT environments quickly.Provisioning storage volumes was complex and laborious, impacting business agility.
The County’s real estate solution, originally written in COBOL for non-standard 43-line screens, had been running in mainframe emulation on an x86 server for more than 10 years. With the aging hardware out of support, and porting the custom applications over to Windows® not an option, the County needed a better way to modernize its legacy applications. Also, the County needed a modern disaster recovery solution that would protect all their data in the event of a disaster.
North Pacific has been growing both organically and through acquisitions.With further growth anticipated, and an ERP production server that was nearly four years old, it was time to find a production server that could help take them through the next phase of their growth. SST_NORTHPACIFIC 10162007
Build a world-class data center that can help ensure business continuity, provide scalability for continued growth, offer simplified administration of consolidated systems and maximize productivity by providing easy access to information for company workers and customers.
Meeting increased compliancerelated security needs while expanding data center capacity.
Mainline had implemented Mincron Software Systems’ HDX distribution software solution on four servers based on the Intel® Architecture, but wasn’t getting the performance and reliability that they required from the x86 platform.SST_MAINLINE 09072007
Obsolete connectivity solution lacked flexibility, limited scalability and prevented expansion into new markets.
To develop a secure remote-access insurance policy quote system. SST_MIDWESTINSURANCE 041111
Monitronics desired to create a remote disaster recovery (DR) site that could assume all business-critical functions of its primary data center and customer-service site in Dallas with minimal disruption. SST_MONITRONICS 02212008
Because of rapid growth, Morey was quickly outgrowing the digital switch that was the foundation of their corporate phone system. And because of server proliferation, the company had dozens of x86-based servers that were expensive, diffi cult to manage,and consumed too much of their data center resources. Morey needed a telecom and IT strategy that would accommodate the company’s anticipated growth while keeping costs under control.SST_MOREY 02072008
Sold by parent MGM Mirage, the Golden Nugget and 18 months to build its own IT infrastructure and processes from teh ground up, and then siwtch over without disruption.
International Rectifier’s (IR) technology team faced several challenges: performance, resource allocation, scalability, and simplicity. IR is powering the next generation of servers and computers, car, satellites, and home appliances. So, it’s no wonder they demand high performance and architecture standards from their IT vendors.
The labor-intensive process of maintaining legacy code, in addition to the management of a heterogeneous sever and storage environment, led the NCH Corporation to seek a new ERP software platform and a robust IT infrastructure to support that platform.
Paragon Sports had been through three iterations of its Web presence, and although earlier platforms provided basic commerce functionality, more sophisticated features like special promotions,real-time inventory tracking and control, and customer relationship exceeded their capabilities.
This technology-rich, data-intensive business needed additional capacity to accommodate the ever-expanding client requirements for comprehensive digital records (including aerial surveys, geospatial analyses, etc.) for use in GeographicInformation Systems.
While running its core business applications on an IBM iSeries Model 820, the Roland Corporation recognized the need for increased performance and flexibility. Working with Sirius, an IBM Premier Business Partner, Roland Corp. moved from the Model 820 to an IBM eServer i5 Model 550, with POWER5TM processors and significantly faster I/O capabilities.
Worldwide corporation Saint-Gobain®standardizes on an integrated, manageable, and standards-based portalsolution to meet increasing userdemands. Saint-Gobain Containers, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain, is tasked withimplementing this "open standards"approach to portal technology, with apreference of JavaTM and J2EETM overother languages and standards.
As Cascade’s business has grown, so has its IT infrastructure. At its Portland headquarters alone, the company operates 53 physical servers and 73 virtual servers, and by mid-2007 was outgrowing its three storage area networks (SANs) from NetApp, IBM, and EMC.
By mid-2006, Kerzner had decided to standardize on a single storage technology for all its properties, and requested solution proposals from a variety of storage vendors. The driving factor at the time was the need to address ongoing problems with the company’s tape-based backup systems. Kerzner had been experiencing many issues with tape reliability and management, and wanted to go to a disk-based solution for both local and SAN-attached disk.
Roland had an 18-year-old, proprietary phone system that was unreliable, expensive to maintain, and completely lacking in even basic features such as caller ID.
Rapidly integrate the operations and IT systems of 18 new bank branches after R-G Crown Bank more than doubled its size through an acquisition. Increase business and competitive market position with expanded customer self-service applications.
Increase business efficiency in a highly competitive marketplace while continuing to deliver outstanding application performance and reliable access to workers’ compensation information.
Samaritan’s outdated system based on thin clients provided an inconsistent user interface, limited the mobility of patient sessions among caregivers, and didn’t allow caregivers to use their own devices.
After a decade of rapid growth, Panalpina North America needed to “right size” its IT infrastructure to better support its global business roadmap for the coming decade.
Because Registered Investment Advisors (RIAs) around the country depend on the speed, accuracy and availability of TCA’s online applications, enterprise-class performance, reliability and scalability were essential to the company’s continued success.SST_TCA_051314
Honolulu deployed an Integrated Facility for Linux (IFL) engine running Linux on IBM System z®, an IBM XIV® Storage System, and IBM Maximo® Asset Management and IBM Tivoli® software.