From its financial, manufacturing, and product development processes to marketing, sales, and dealership activities, the automaker depends on its global IT organization to keep business-critical applications up and running. As part of the product-led transformation, Ford is unifying and simplifying its entire infrastructure on an open, standardized platform that will strengthen the entire enterprise. Web-enabled applications will run virtually anywhere in the world, around the clock, and information will be delivered to employees, suppliers and customers in realtime. Virtualized computing resources will be allocated as needed. And autonomic capabilities will enable self-managing systems to help align IT with business priorities.
Ford selected IBM to assist with the planning, configuration and implementation of its new storage solution. Providing deep industry expertise and extensive technological experience, the IBM systems and services team worked closely with Ford to design the company's storage environment in line with company objectives and to develop a new disaster recovery strategy.