VCE, SAP and Jeans?
The Virtual Computing Environment (VCE) coalition momentum continues to grow. Today, SAP announced their collaborative efforts with us to help speed our customers’ journey to private cloud computing. In looking for new ways to accelerate its business and technology objectives, Levi Strauss & Co. worked with SAP, Cisco, EMC, VMware and an integration team from Accenture to explore how the company could realize the potential benefits of running its SAP software in a private cloud environment. Independent tests commissioned by our technology companies show that running SAP software on the Vblock architecture can reduce TCO in a number of key areas, including:
- Reduction in capital expenses for hardware and software due to use of scalable servers and proprietary virtualization management tools
- Fewer implementation costs due to reduced planning and design requirements, simple setup and reconfiguration of virtual machines and the use of pre-configured templates
- Savings in project costs due to increased business agility achieved through reduced system management efforts and the ability to add or remove virtual machines based on demand
- Less spent in upgrade expenditures due to quick and easy provisioning of test- and training systems on demand and fallback scenarios right out of the box.
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