Singapore's utilities group virtualizes 60% servers on cloud
By Asia Cloud Forum staff 17-Mar-2011
Singapore-based energy, water and marine group Sembcorp Industries has virtualized 60% of its physical servers to reduce its server footprint.
Sembcorp Industries was looking to replace the servers it operates with a more cost-effective, flexible and scalable infrastructure. After conducting a pilot project, Sembcorp chose to fully deploy VMware vSphere 4 across the company.
To increase its operational efficiency, Sembcorp also virtualizes its servers for business applications, according to including Server virtualization, according to Jasmine Teo, senior vice president, group IT, Sembcorp Industries.
"We are confident that this new virtualization platform will help us minimize both planned and unplanned server downtimes, outages and failure," Teo said.
The virtualized data center infrastructure has decreased Sembcorp's downtime and improved infrastructure reliability with business continuity and built-in data disaster recovery.
Sembcorp Industries was also able to plan, build and design the most optimal virtualization solution according to its assessed environment and needs with VMware's Professional Services.