Automotive Engineering Company Virtualizes on Sun, Cuts Energy Costs by 70 Percent
Source: Sun Microsystems
RLE International is one of the world's leading development service providers to the automotive industry throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. The company's challenge was to create a more efficient and scalable datacenter and reduce operating and administration costs. Casolute GmbH, a German IT service provider, consolidated RLE International's heterogeneous server environment onto two clustered AMD processor-based Sun x86 servers running VMware ESX and deployed a Storage Area Network (SAN) based on Sun StorageTek technologies. The new platform provides RLE with a server virtualization solution with enhanced failover functionality to run critical business applications, and a SAN to store/retrieve/archive all data and support business continuity.