Companies Boost Service Delivery with Unified Computing

Grazed from BizTechMagazine. Author: Steve Zurier.

About three years ago, Purdue Pharma L.P., a pharmaceutical company in Stamford, Conn., was at a crossroads. It was out of data center space, out of power and needed to improve disaster recovery. Purdue Pharma also wanted to deploy an IT infrastructure that would make the company more agile and able to quickly respond to the needs of its researchers, says Stephen Rayda, chief technology officer.

The pharmaceutical maker reached this point just as VMware, Cisco Systems and EMC formed the VCE unified computing solution. For Rayda, opting for VCE was a safer bet than it may have appeared. “When we looked at it, the VMware hypervisor had been out for close to a decade, Cisco was a proven networking company, and EMC storage products had been in use for many years as well, so we weren’t taking a leap of faith into an untested architecture,” Rayda says...

“It was clear that the three companies had a strong commitment to VCE and would work hard to deliver the one-stop service we were looking for.”...

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