Unilever (UK): Unilever Transitions to Private Cloud, Expects to Double in Size Without Increasing IT Costs
Unilever has been hugely successful in selling personal care, homecare, and food products to billions of customers throughout the world - so successful that it expects to double in size in 10 years. To ensure that its IT organization could support this growth, Unilever worked with Avanade to migrate from VMware to Hyper-V technology in Windows Server 2008 R2. It then used Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center 2012 to create a private cloud environment that contains 3,175 virtual machines. With its private cloud, Unilever will deliver IT services 40 percent faster and be more agile in the marketplace. It also expects to achieve its growth goals with no increase in IT costs.