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Asia Pacific, Japan | Communications | Enterprise

Stressed by rapid growth, the business-critical remediation and billing infrastructure at Shanxi Mobile needed more capacity and increased resilience. The company turned to Symantec for a storage virtualization solution. Results include 6.17 million CNY (920,000 USD) in procurement savings, compared with to the trend of the company’s storage equipment procurement, with subsequent savings in storage investment expected to register approximately 1 million RMB per year. Shanxi Mobile is also seeing up to a 95 percent reduction in failover times for greater application availability, and each host will increase energy efficiency by 30 percent, resulting a direct economic benefit of 5 million RMB.

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Organization Profile

  • Website: www.chinamobileltd.com
  • Industry: Telecommunications
  • Headquarters: Taiyuan, Shanxi, China
  • Employees: 138,368


  • Server platform: Cluster of 4 HP 9000 series Superdome server (with 224 CPUs)
  • Applications: Billing and accounting BOSS systems
  • Databases: Custom database developed internally
  • Storage: IBM System Storage DS8300 storage arrays
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