Oracle Press Release

IT Convergence Accelerates Application Deployment and Simplifies Management with Oracle VM for x86

Oracle Enables Global Enterprise Application Services Provider to Reduce Costs and Environmental Impact

ORACLE OPENWORLD, SAN FRANCISCO – Sept. 21, 2010

News Facts

In a datacenter re-design project with the goal of expanding innovation in the areas of availability and serviceability, IT Convergence, a global enterprise application services provider, has standardized on Oracle VM for x86, Oracle VM Templates and Oracle Linux.
To lower costs associated with its physical infrastructure, and help ensure that its datacenters run in the most environmentally-sustainable and efficient manner possible, IT Convergence employed Oracle VM 2.2, Oracle Linux and a blade server-based architecture.
Using Oracle VM server virtualization, IT Convergence consolidated the number of servers it uses to support its global client base by more than 70 percent and maintain the performance of its applications and systems.
By consolidating its physical IT infrastructure, IT Convergence cut power consumption costs by 11 percent and reduced recurring space costs by seven percent.
Through its use of Oracle VM Templates, IT Convergence achieved faster time to market for its applications; nearly eliminated software installation and configuration costs; and reduced ongoing maintenance costs.

Simplified Application Management at a Lower Cost

Oracle VM enabled IT Convergence to accelerate the deployment and simplify the management of its extensive enterprise applications and systems portfolio that includes the Oracle E-Business Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition, Oracle Database, and Oracle Enterprise Manager, in addition to lowering cost and power consumption.
Oracle VM Templates also provided IT Convergence with an innovative approach to rapidly deploying new applications and services by offering pre-installed and pre-configured software images that reduced application deployment time from weeks or months to hours or days.
Oracle VM helped IT Convergence ensure business continuity throughout the project by minimizing downtime and impact on the performance of its existing applications.

Supporting Quotes

"As a premier global provider of Oracle enterprise solutions, we are focused on helping our customers maximize their IT investments and resources,” said Gustavo Gonzalez, director, IT Convergence. β€œTo support our mission, it was critical that our own IT infrastructure was built to quickly deliver on ever-changing application requirements, in an environmentally sustainable and cost-effective manner. With Oracle Virtualization products, we created an innovative, highly flexible and efficient IT infrastructure that can support our customers and future growth.”

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