Find freedom and cost-efficiency through IBM Global Financing

With successful operations taken as a given in the public sector environment, the importance of IT services is often underestimated.

Failure can bring entire cities grinding to a halt, leading to frustration among many citizens, particularly when the problem affects a range of municipal services.

It’s fair to say that the stakes are high. So how would gkd-el meet client demand to run increasingly online services, without compromising on performance, availability or cost efficiency?

Using Linux and IBM Db2® for z/OS® on a single IBM z13s® server, gkd-el provides cutting-edge SAP solutions, enabling the company to maintain low operational costs and superb reliability. Some of the main results include:

  • Doubling the number of SAP applications managed, without increasing operating costs
  • Cutting electricity consumption by 53%, despite a twofold increase in Linux and database performance
  • Reducing the complexity in the data centre and minimised administration costs

Karl Große Vogelsang, Head of Data Center Operations at gkd-el elaborates: “Previously, we leased the infrastructure from IBM and handed it back at the end of the contract. For the new IBM z13s mainframe, we negotiated an excellent deal with IBM Global Financing which enabled us to purchase the hardware outright. This arrangement gives us additional flexibility and full control over the server and storage, allowing us achieve new levels of freedom and cost-efficiency.

Read the full gkd-el story.


IBM Global Financing offerings are provided through IBM Credit LLC in the United States and other IBM subsidiaries and divisions worldwide to qualified commercial and government clients. Rates and availability are based on a client’s credit rating, financing terms, offering type, equipment and product type and options, and may vary by country. Non-hardware items must be one-time, non-recurring charges and are financed by means of loans. Other restrictions may apply. Rates and offerings are subject to change, extension or withdrawal without notice and may not be available in all countries.

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