Massive Consolidation and Virtualization Effort Drives Up to a 35 Percent Drop in IT Costs
Siemens IT Solutions and Services, Inc. (Siemens) has provided external customers with state-of-the-art IT for over 25 years. In 2007, it also took on the task of managing operations for all 12 of Siemens operating companies' U.S. data centers as well as a widely distributed assortment of local IT operations. Siemens developed a business strategy of standardizing and consolidating their data centers. To support the strategy, they designed a new architecture that uses virtualization technologies from VMware and NetApp and standardizes on the energy-efficient, multi-core performance of Fujitsu Siemens Primergy servers powered by the Intel Xeon processor 7300 series and 5400 series.