Pacific Coast Building Products Inc. runs SAP on Cisco UCS

May 18, 2010 - 0 Comments

One of the distinctive traits of the founder of Pacific Coast Building Products Inc. was his keen sense of timing . Fred Anderson “has an uncanny ability to make the right move at the right time” announces the company’s website.

This sense of timing obviously is still very present, as the IT organization recently moved some of the SAP applications to the Cisco Unified Computing System

As Cisco is developing a strong partnership with SAP, and SAP’s partners including Accenture, Cap Gemini, CSC, Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), Wipro .., I went to Pacific Coast Building Products headquarters, close to Sacramento, to meet the Senior SAP Architect , Randy Subryan, and the Data Center Architect Matt Okuma.

Pacific Coast Building Products, Inc. sells building products for residential, commercial, and industrial construction to builders and contractors in the western United States and Canada, and also provides installation and transportation services. The family of companies includes Basalite Concrete Products, Pabco Building Products, Pacific Coast Building Services, Pacific Coast Supply,Pacific Coast Jet Charter, and Pacific Coast Transportation Services.

After evaluating several computing platform, the team selected the Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS)  last December –  “With our previous platform, cabling and configuring a new VMware ESX server took a week or two. With the Cisco UCS, we can provision a new server for SAP applications within 30 minutes” Matt was sharing with enthusiasm. Randy, a SAP veteran architect , was not less shy to list the benefits of this move  “We have a relatively small IT team, and the Cisco UCS Manager helps us operate our SAP application environment efficiently by managing all blades from one interface.”

To know more about Pacific Coast Building Products UCS deployment with SAP read as well the case studie 

If you are in Orlando at SAPPHIRE it’s the right time to meet our experts by visiting the Cisco booth (#1211) and attending one of the following speaking sessions


10:00 – 10:20

Cisco Explorer Accelerated Appliance

10:30 -10:50

Virtualized SAP ERP Workload – VMWare

11:00 – 11:20

ERP…Your Private Cloud Awaits

11:30 – 11:50

Unified Computing for SAP

12:00 – 12:20

Moen- A Profile in Success

12:30 – 12:50

Low-Power Memory:  Virtuoso Performance for Today’s Server Environments – Samsung

1:00 – 1:20

Unified Computing for SAP

1:30 – 1:50

Secure Multi-Tenancy Solution for SAP – NetApp

2:00 – 2:20

Automating SAP System Copy & Refresh – McCormick & Co.

2:30 -2:50

Cisco/EMC Alliance

3:00 – 3:20

SAP VCE – Private Cloud – Capgemini

3:30 -3:50

Taking the Headache Out of SAP Application Operations Proposed Automation Service

4:00 – 4:20

Service Offerings SAP on Vblock- Wipro

4:30 – 4:50

SAP on Vblock

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