Miele & Cie: Appliance Manufacturer Saves Euro1.5 Million With Global Virtualization Solution
Miele & Cie is a manufacturer of premium household appliances that are distributed worldwide. They need to reduce server sprawl and data center costs, they had deployed a large virtualization solution based on VMware. However, to expand its virtualized environment, the company evaluated and then deployed a Microsoft solution based on Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Hyper-V technology and managed with Microsoft System Center products. So far, Miele has migrated 200 virtual machines from VMware to Hyper-V, and plans to migrate 350 more by mid 2011. To date, Miele estimates saving 1.5 million (approximately U.S.$1.8 million) with global virtualization on hardware by decreasing physical server needs by more than 50 percent and by improving administrators' productivity and reducing licensing costs.