The Met Office provides smarter and faster weather services with mainframe upgrade delivered by Computacenter and IBM.
The Met Office’s mainframe environment supports the delivery of millions of daily forecasts to individuals and organisations around the world. To meet increased demand for weather intelligence and to support the deployment of a new supercomputer, the Met Office needed to embark on a mainframe upgrade.
With greater compute power and capacity, we'll be able to deliver better forecasts and advice.Richard Bevan, Head of IT Infrastructure and Operations, Met Office
- Meet increased demand for weather data
- Support innovation and digitalisation
- Safeguard and enrich services
The Met Office can now process more weather data faster, enabling growth and safeguarding services. As well as increasing agility and efficiency, the mainframe upgrade has also reduced total cost of ownership.
Computacenter worked with the Met Office and IBM to help design and deploy a mainframe platform that could support future growth. The new environment supports 40 production services and will facilitate a range of new Met Office initiatives. Computacenter assisted with the technical build and pre-installation checks to safeguard business continuity.
- Enhanced quality of services
- Enables growth with 35% increase in mainframe capacity