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Reduced Operating & Capital Expenditures

Industry

Communications and Media (Global)

Revenue

$30 billion

Solution

Reduced operating and capital expenditures

Reduced operating and capital expenditures through data center consolidation and virtualization.

Challenges

Due to several mergers and acquisitions over a 5-year period, this organization grew rapidly to 14 data centers with thousands of servers to manage. Without disrupting day-to-day operations, they needed to:

  • Consolidate the data centers
  • Grow the capacity to meet demand
  • Manage total program cost

Benefits

  • Accelerate the increase of available data center capacity through facility upgrades and technology refresh infrastructure optimization.
  • Reduce operating and capital expenditures through data center consolidation and server virtualization.
  • Increased control for IT with a simplified data center architecture.

Solutions

  • Provided resources to lead the Program Management Office (PMO) project. The team managed a 5-year, $450 million dollar data center consolidation/virtualization program.
  • Built a consolidation roadmap to meet business requirements and financial constraints.
  • Identified and optimized key operational processes required to support the overall data center execution and corresponding run functions.