Absolute Performance, Inc. (API) has been recognized by IBM with its prestigious award for Leadership in Technology and Innovation

Manufacturing & Distribution Case Study

Customer Profile

A global Fortune 500 class automotive component manufacturing company that is a leader in its industry.

The graphics below were created by the customer as a best-in-class company initiative, performed by Absolute Performance, Inc. (API), and showcased at their annual corporate strategy summit.

Business Continuity for the Americas

Coverage area:

Mexico, Canada, US...  23 Companies

Users:

4000+

Data Centers:

2 - Manufacturing and Design

Hours of Operation:

24/7

Scanning:

200,000+ Daily

Main Systems:

x86, AS/400 (JDE, EDI, DSI, Custom Apps), SQL DB

Customers:

40+


KPIs Used to Measure Each Vendor

Viability:

Known, Reputable Provider with Multiple References for similar base

Experience:

Substantial Infrastructure Experience

Service Levels:

Guaranteed Uptime

Data Centers:

Hardened facilities able to meet rigorous audit and security

Robust DR:

Multiple Fail-Over Location with full replication

Economics:

Cost effective...target at current budget or less

Turn-Key:

Minimal reliance on Company resources to deliver solutions

Migration:

36 Hour Cutover Window Required from On Prem Environ to Cloud

Support:

24/7 Monitoring and Support with breadth and depth of talent

Control:

Maintain/Increase Current On Prem Performance KPIs

API’s 90 Day Transformation:

(Hover or click on a row for more information)

– High Risk
– Some Risk
– Solid

BEFORE API

Data Center

AFTER API

BEFORE API

On Premise: Production & Disaster Recovery

Multiple Power sources

Same data center near St. Louis

AFTER API

Production: Chicago IL (Elk Grove Village)

DR:  Louisville, KY

Hardened, Audited SSAE16 SOC2 Data Centers… meets DOD requirements

BEFORE API

Network

AFTER API

BEFORE API

50 mbps primary, 30 mbps backup...MPLS

Last Mile: Single point of failure

AFTER API

100 mbps primary, 100 mbps backup

Last Mile: Multiple internet/data line...

No single points of failure

BEFORE API

Back Office

AFTER API

BEFORE API

Single i-Series (AS400), 512 GB RAM, 40 T

Mirrored Hard Drives...growing files/constraints

Ecosystem: x86 doc management, other

AFTER API

i-Series Cloud with easily expandable capacity

~20% additional compute availability

Full x86 Ecosystem integrated

BEFORE API

Disaster Recovery

AFTER API

BEFORE API

No Hot Site Failover...Daily Tape Backups store offsite

Tape backups for a 3rd LPAR using MIMIX

Multiple single points of failure

AFTER API

Warm Failover and secondary VTL backups

Disk space replication

BEFORE API

RPO / RTO

AFTER API

BEFORE API

Days / Weeks...high risk

Could lose multiple days if DC disaster

AFTER API

RPO: 2 hours or less

RTO: 2 hours or less

BEFORE API

Software

AFTER API

BEFORE API

MS, Linux OS V7R1+, DB2, MIMIX, JDE 9.0 (to 9.2), EDI

AFTER API

Fully Supported in Production and DR

BEFORE API

Support Level

AFTER API

BEFORE API

Stable, Loss of resource / deteriorated in time

ITIL: Loss of resource / deteriorated over time

AFTER API

24/7 monitoring and management, including incident management

ITIL Process adherence

BEFORE API

Financial

AFTER API

BEFORE API

Leases were set to expire...poor economics

AFTER API

Pay as you go (operating expense)...No capital expenditures

BEFORE API

Migration

AFTER API

BEFORE API

Lacked the depth and breadth of talent to execute

AFTER API

Supplier execution nearly flawless / Minimal reliance on Company

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