Having analysed the needs of Epicentr K construction materials hypermarket chain and its requirements for system performance and resilience, SI BIS experts offered a solution that could be used as a sample IT infrastructure for all other chain locations.

Technical experts of SI BIS and Epicentr K developed a fundamentally new hardware scheme, whose efficiency and reliability resulted in the creation of a unified standard hardware package, which Epicentr K has been using for several years already. Based on the new strategy for the development of chain facilities’ IT infrastructure, SI BIS was chosen as the supplier of the new solution starting from the very beginning.


Continuing the close and mutually beneficial cooperation, SI BIS supplied and installed server hardware at Epicentr K’s new locations in 2012. To build resilient clusters, hardware packages were supplied, which included: IBM System x3550 M3 servers, IBM System Storage DS3000 and IBM 6000VA LCD 4U Rack UPS data storage systems.


IT Infrastructure Modernization


Since all Epicentr K have the same IT infrastructure requirements, a scheme proposed by SI BIS experts could be used as an IT infrastructure template for all other chain locations across Ukraine. As a result, infrastructure development planning for new stores was simplified, and they could be launched faster.