Reseller VdotCOM has consolidated engine components cooling firm Denso Marston’s 30 servers down to three. The contract, which took 15 days to complete during Denso Marston’s recent plant shut down period, involved the firm’s IT department undergoing a VMware consolidation server project.
VdotCOM recommended three virtualised Primergy servers, running on VMware, along with Fibrecat storage from Fujitsu Siemens Computers. VdotCOM also included NetApp storage in the rack, with storage attached to each server.
The rollout is expected to reduce power output from 11 kilovolt amps (KVA) to 3KVA. Under the terms of the agreement, VdotCOM will continue to supply IT support services.
Denso Marston previously operated multiple servers, running everything from CAD software to email, Oracle and SQL databases, and an IT help desk.
Kevin Ridings, technical support manager at VdotCOM, said: “At Denso Marston’s plant it had a messy server room, which the previous information systems manager had just continued to build on. All those flashing lights were not providing the company with much.
“Denso Marston is seeing benefits and there will be more. It is rare for an end user to comment on the speed of their email, but employees are already telling their IT manager about changes they have noticed.”
Denso Marston produces engine and vehicle systems cooling components for manufacturers of construction, agricultural vehicles and trucks.
In a statement, Robin Talbot, IT manager at Denso Marston, said: “We invest eight per cent of our sales into research and development we were delighted to find that server virtualisation would mean enhancing our green credentials.”
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