Company Shifts From Oracle And Itanium to the Microsoft Platform, Cutting Costs By Half

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Provided by: Microsoft
Topic: Enterprise Software
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Sumitomo Rubber Industries (SRI), Ltd., is a manufacturer that operates 16 companies including Goodyear Dunlop. To increase global competitiveness, SRI decided to migrate 21 mission-critical systems to the Microsoft platform from Oracle database software, the HP UNIX (HP-UX) operating system, HP Itanium servers and a mainframe. The new solution, which includes 1 terabyte of data, includes Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 Enterprise, Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise and x86 NEC servers. By moving its mission-critical infrastructure to the Microsoft platform, SRI expects to cut licensing expenses by as much as 50 percent, facilitate innovation, streamline development, accelerate required infrastructure changes, increase efficiency and boost competitiveness.
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