UL Turns to Oracle to Simplify IT Infrastructure and Support Company Transformation and Future Growth
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud Unifies Safety Science Company’s IT and Business Systems to Streamline Operations
Redwood Shores, Calif. – April 7, 2014
In an ever-changing business environment, companies need an IT infrastructure that can scale with them. To accommodate a growing customer base and numerous acquisitions, UL chose Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle E-Business Suite to support its company transformation, boost performance, increase operational efficiency and dramatically simplify the management of its IT environment. As a result UL has been able to better serve its customers while laying the foundational infrastructure for significant growth.
As part of its business transformation, UL embarked on a project to re-architect its existing IT environment in order to create a highly scalable infrastructure that unified its IT and business systems.
As a pre-configured, pre-tested and tightly integrated engineered system for business applications, Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud delivered the unmatched performance, scalability and manageability UL needed to meet its current and future business needs.
Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud runs up to 10 times faster than UL’s previous IT environment, enabling the company to more quickly deliver information to its customers and drive better decision-making.
In addition, by consolidating its business applications on the single physical platform provided by Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle E-Business Suite, UL has boosted operational efficiency, flexibility and speed.
As a result, tasks that previously required numerous steps and multiple tools can now be completed by IT managers with a single click.
With the Oracle platform, UL has also been able to realize faster provisioning and deployment of applications, which has streamlined operations to allow the company to be more agile in responding to market shifts.
Furthermore, through the built-in redundancies and efficiencies delivered by Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud, UL has been able to keep downtime to a minimum and dramatically reduce end-user impacts.
UL also plans to deploy Oracle Traffic Director to balance application loads across the Oracle platform.
“The past few years have been an exciting time at UL as we embarked on both a business and IT transformation that is allowing us to deliver more value to our customers and take revenue growth to the next level,” said Christian Anschuetz, senior vice president and CIO, UL. “Oracle Exalogic Elastic Cloud and Oracle E-Business Suite have served as the backbone of this technological change, and the performance, scalability and availability of the Oracle platform has positioned us to grow and build our business well into the future.”