Carrefour Case Study

The Challenge

The maintenance plan on the IBM Power 770 servers that Carrefour Belgium NV relied on to host its business operations would soon expire. These servers had reached the end of their reasonable life span, and because of the growth of its applications and stores, Carrefour Belgium needed a new server platform on which to host all of its internal SAP applications.

The Solution

Carrefour Belgium engaged IBM Premier Business Partner Core ICT NV to implement two IBM Power E870 servers running the IBM AIX V7 operating system (OS) to replace the IBM Power 770 servers. The Power E870 servers support the company’s SAP applications and a large Oracle workload. In the future, the client may migrate to the AIX V7.1 OS.

Improved batch process performance

Reduced Total Cost of Ownership

Optimized software licencing


Improved Batch Processing


Resource Reduction

Project turnaround days

Amazing Result

Solution Benefits

Improved Performance

Batch process time improved with 20%

TCO gains

Reduced resources result in improved overall TCO. Oracle license savings, smaller data centre footprint and better energy consumption.

Faster communication

New solution achieves a faster external communication for next-gem Payment Card Industry slots

IBM Power e870



About Carrefour Belgium

Carrefour België is is één van de grootste retailers in België en de partner van het dagelijks leven. Elk jaar ontvangt het meer dan 75% van alle gezinnen in België, door hen een breed scala aan producten en diensten aan de juiste prijs aan te bieden.

Carrefour België maakt deel uit van de Groupe Carrefour, de tweede grootste distributeur ter wereld en de grootste van Europa.

Lambrechtshoekenlaan 294
2170 Merksem
Tel: 03/666.85.52
VAT: BE0632.730.604

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