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Harris Farm turns to IBM's Flex System to cut IT costs

The Flex System is expected to be delivered by mid-January next year.

Harris Farm has implemented IBM’s Flex System to help reduce IT costs in New South Wales.

The new system will replace the company’s existing IBM system and will be implanted in 23 Harris Farm stores in New South Wales.

The new system will also help support the company’s enterprise resource system.

The solution, which will be implemented in conjunction with Hands-on-Systems, will include a customised version of Flex System, which includes the Enterprise Chassis, two computer nodes and the Storwize V7000 storage system.

The solution will reduce the company’s digital footprint by up to 80 per cent through real-time data compression and automatically transferring loads between high-performance disks and solid state drives during peak periods of operation.

“By optimising our ERP system with state-of-the-art hardware performance, the IBM Flex System will allow us to build on [our] reputation by offering us unprecedented capacity and response time when managing our supply lines, analytics and automatic stock replenishment systems,” Harris Farm Markets' CIO, Simon Maizels, said in a statement.

“Additionally, the solution will enable us to grow our new online delivery service which we plan to expand to the Sydney metro area in 2013.”

The Flex System is expected to be delivered by mid-January next year.

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