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Aisin Thai Automotive Casting Case Study


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Aisin Thai Automotive Casting reduces number of physical servers by with virtualization.

Aisin Thai Automotive Casting reduces number of physical servers by with virtualization.

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  • 1. Aisin Thai Automotive Castingreduces number of physical • Backup, recovery and archiving • Data consolidation and managementservers by with virtualization • Green efficiency • Virtualization “The reliability of the new Dell environment has given us the confidence to virtualize our core applications. We’ve gained the performance we need to deliver our IT goals with fewer physical servers.” Traitet Thepbandansuk, Information Technology section manager, Aisin Thai Automotive Casting Customer profile Company: Aisin Thai Automotive Casting Industry: Automotive Country: Thailand Benefits Employees: 710 • ompany increases efficiency C Website: while reducing number of physical servers • eduction in IT energy R Business need consumption To support growth, the company needed to improve the performance of its IT infrastructure. The goals of the company’s IT team included • ompany receives full support C increasing uptime while reducing power usage and management time. of new solution due to excellent documentation from Dell Solution Consulting Services The organization worked with Dell consultants to implement a • T team maximizes returns by I virtualized Dell server and storage infrastructure, and chose Dell lowering maintenance costs ProSupport to maximize availability.
  • 2. Aisin Thai Automotive Casting (ATAC) is based in Thailand. Established in 2010, ATAC specializes in the production of engine-related parts to major original equipment manufacturers worldwide. The casting business has achieved success through a commitment to quality and efficiency. The company needed to invest in a Services on the virtualized server and new data center as part of a strategy to storage solution. The work of the Dell increase the performance of all IT consultants was invaluable, enabling“Dell provided us services. The automotive casting the company’s IT team to focus on business was growing, with employee daily operations while Dell assessed with the specialist numbers increasing and the need to and designed the new infrastructure. support we needed. deploy a robust HR system to help manage expansion. The new data “Thanks to excellent documentation No other company center also needed to maintain high from Dell, I was able to illustrate the value of the solution to company availability of business-critical demonstrated applications such as SAP. directors and received their full support,” says Traitet Thepbandansuk. such a high level Full support for remote locations and “The deployment went smoothly, of commitment to strong relationship with Dell seals which is a credit to Dell’s expertize and their commitment to our business.” choice for company the project.” Dell distinguished itself from competitors by agreeing to supportTraitet Thepbandansuk, the new solution, even with the remoteInformation Technology location of the business in Thailand.section manager, Aisin ThaiAutomotive Casting “Dell provided us with the specialist Technology at work support we needed,” says Traitet Thepbandansuk, Information Services* Technology section manager at Aisin Dell™ Consulting Services Thai Automotive Casting. “No other – Assessment, Design & company demonstrated such a high Implementation level of commitment to the project.” Dell ProSupport – Mission Critical option Traitet Thepbandansuk was confident that Dell solutions could offer the Hardware performance required to deliver Dell PowerEdge™ R710 servers reliable IT services to hundreds more with Intel® Xeon® processors employees and support paper-free operations. “We knew Dell had the Dell EqualLogic PS6000 storage solutions to deliver an energy-efficient, area network simple-to-manage infrastructure.” Dell PowerVault™ TL4000 tape library Company receives full support of new solution due to excellent Software documentation from Dell VMware® vCenter Server Consulting Services - VMware Sphere™ Aisin Thai Automotive Casting gained - VMware VMotion™ expert guidance from Dell Consulting CA ARCserve®
  • 3. Company boosts performance and “With our new backup and recoveryconsolidates servers system from Dell, we can reliablyAt the heart of the new infrastructure recover our systems in the event of anare Dell PowerEdge R710 servers with emergency,” says Traitet “We begin workIntel® Xeon® processors, which run Thepbandansuk.VMware® ESX server software. each day knowing Virtualization reduces IT power consumption and improves IT our Dell solutionThe solution enables the companyto maximize the uptime of business team services will perform to theapplications, which include an With fewer machines to power and theenterprise resource planning solution. Energy Smart technologies of the Dell highest standards.” PowerEdge R710 servers, the team has Traitet Thepbandansuk,“The reliability of the new Dell reduced its IT energy consumption. Information Technology environment has given us the “We have significantly lowered power section manager, Aisin Thai confidence to virtualize our core use across the data center with our Automotive Casting applications. We’ve gained the new Dell virtualized solution,” says performance we need to deliver our Traitet Thepbandansuk. “IT is now IT goals with fewer physical servers,” playing a major role in helping the says Traitet Thepbandansuk. company reduce its carbon footprint.”Company gains on-demand storage Additionally, IT personnel are takingand protects data advantage of the virtualizationAisin Thai Automotive Casting can now technology to launch new serversmeet the storage needs of employees more quickly, improving services toafter implementing a Dell EqualLogic end users. Says Traitet Thepbandansuk,PS6000 storage area network (SAN) “We can now launch a virtual machinesolution. For instance, when within hours of a server requestemployees need additional storage for coming in. New projects can geta project or want to increase mailbox underway much faster than previously.”sizes, the IT team can dynamicallymake the adjustments so that more With the introduction of virtualizationspace is available immediately. and management tools such as VMware® vCenter Server, VMwareThe company protects its data, vSphere™ and VMware VMotion™,ensuring business continuity in the availability has greatly improved.event of an emergency, by backing “System availability has been excellent,”up data to one of its Dell EqualLogic Traitet Thepbandansuk says. “We canPS6000 SANs with the support of now manage the servers proactivelyCA ARCserve®. The company also has to avoid downtime.”a Dell PowerVault TL4000 tape libraryto complete a highly secure disk-to-disk-to-tape backup process.
  • 4. IT team maximizes returns and reduces maintenance costs The IT team expects to maximize thereturn on investment on the new Dellsolution, with a reduction in physicalservices and downtime.The company receives Dell ProSupport -Mission Critical option, which offerson-site support within six hours.This agreement has helped reducemaintenance costs significantly.With Dell ProSupport, thecompany has confidence inthe solution’s performance.Traitet Thepbandansuk says, “Webegin work each day knowing ourDell solution will perform to thehighest standards.” For more information go to: and all Dell case studies at:*Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit 2011. © Dell inc. Dell is a trademark of Dell Inc. Intel and Intel Xeon are registered trademarks of IntelCorporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. This case study is for informationalpurposes only. Dell makes no warranties, express or implied, in this case study. 10008570