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Russia's 6,000-MW Krasnoyarsk inaugurates IBM systems

MOSCOW, Russia 10/26/11 (PennWell) -- A giant Russian hydro plant, 6,000-MW Krasnoyarsk, announced it implemented IBM hardware and software to improve plant business processes by 50 percent and dramatically reduce the number of interrupted operations.

RusHydro announced in 2010 that it acquired 25 percent of shares of JSC Krasnoyarsk HPP, the second-largest hydro project in Russia after Sayano-Shushenskaya. Like Sayano-Shushenskaya, Krasnoyarsk is located on the Yenisei River in the Russian Far East.

Krasnoyarsk's information technology had been managed and monitored through a variety of loosely connected legacy systems that delayed IT system alerts and slowed IT recoveries, leading to lengthy outages.

IBM said its new architecture includes IBM BladeCenter servers, high performance and scalable IBM System Storage DS4700 Express, IBM System Storage TS3200 Tape Library Express Model, and IBM Tivoli Monitoring software. As a result, the hydro plant is able to optimize systems to manage diverse workloads and ensure uninterrupted operation of its IT systems, increasing system reliability to prevent power outages.


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