Arcadia Group are one of the largest retailers in the UK with brands such as Topshop, Topman, Burtons and Dorothy Perkins. Northdoor designed and implemented an innovative solution based on IBM POWER8 – these were the very first Enterprise Systems in Europe and have enabled Arcadia to deliver an improved service to the business, using half the quantity of cores than the outgoing system and 20% of the datacentre space. Deploying this solution, Arcadia have been able to realise over 150% Return on Investment and reduced their carbon footprint of the service by 60% over a 3 year period.
Due to projected business growth in financial trades of over 200%, ABN Amro needed a worldwide data replication solution for high availability of information to avoid any financial exposure in the event of a system failure. To achieve this Northdoor installed a highly resilient solution clustered over two sites: ” Northdoor knew our business and our strategy – they were the logical partner for this major international replication.” Pieter van Tol, CTO Europe
Because of massive business growth, a UK automotive distributor had systems that were creaking at the seams with some jobs running for almost 24 hours. Delivery time for their products is critical to business performance so there was no appetite for any downtime. To solve this problem, Northdoor installed and now manage a highly resilient solution clustered over two sites. As a result, response times improved by over 400%, allowing the company to increase their business workload but still retain delivery objectives.