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Goodrich in Singapore offers aviation                               companies a comprehensive suite of                    ...
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Says Kong, “We are pleased we are now                        archiving system that will give the ITable to contribute towa...
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Goodrich Case Study: Consolidating Servers and Delivering Green IT Through Virtualization

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Working with Dell consultants, the company deployed the latest Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers and a Dell/EMC storage area network, running
VMware® vSphere™ virtualization software and Windows Server® 2008
R2 Enterprise Edition.

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Goodrich Case Study: Consolidating Servers and Delivering Green IT Through Virtualization

  1. 1. Goodrich Corporationconsolidates servers by70 percent and delivers green • Backup, recovery and archiving • Data consolidation and management IT through virtualization • Green efficiency • Virtualization “We have gained the capacity to deliver our goal of shared services while consolidating our server infrastructure by 70 percent.” Danny Kong, manager, Singapore IT shared services Customer profile Company: Goodrich Industry: Aerospace & Defense Country: Singapore Benefits Employees: 24,000 (worldwide), 537 (Singapore) • ompany increases efficiency C Website: www.goodrich.com while reducing number of physical servers • eduction in IT energy R Business need consumption Due to a merger of IT infrastructure for three business entities of Goodrich in Singapore and a continuous growth in business data, the • ompany receives full support C company wanted to consolidate its server infrastructure to improve of new solution and excellent performance, scalability, efficiency, and availability. documentation from Dell Consulting Services Solution • T team maximizes returns by I Working with Dell consultants, the company deployed the latest Dell™ lowering maintenance costs PowerEdge™ servers and a Dell/EMC storage area network, running VMware® vSphere™ virtualization software and Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise Edition.
  2. 2. Goodrich in Singapore offers aviation companies a comprehensive suite of maintenance, repair, and overhaul services. The company’s success has made Asia its fastest growing market. As part of a global strategy to During deployment, IT personnel at streamline IT processes, an IT shared Goodrich received on-the-job training, services team was set up to provide IT learning how to manage the solution“Previously, it would through a centralized IT infrastructure. However, the IT shared services team as well as how to configure the server and storage system. Kong comments, have taken us up faced a number of challenges. For “With the technical support of Dell example, a large number of aging Consulting Services, we deployed our to three weeks to physical servers had been brought into Dell solution on time and within deploy a new server the centralized IT infrastructure, and they lacked storage capacity. The budget, without any disruption to the daily business operations.” due to lengthy legacy servers were also unable to provide the level of availability required Business provides better IT procurement to support growth in business services with server consolidation of 70 percent processes. We applications and data. Now Goodrich successfully delivers can now launch a Goodrich chooses shared IT services to all its business virtualization technology activities in Singapore, using new virtual server The organization approached Dell for a highly consolidated infrastructure in less than two guidance, which already supplied Goodrich with all its desktops and based on Dell PowerEdge R710 servers hours, enabling us laptops. Dell Consulting Services proposed virtualizing the centralized to deliver new IT infrastructure and advised Goodrich Technology at work services faster.” Singapore on the virtualization solutions available. The technical expertize of Dell Services*Danny Kong, manager, consultants and the reliability of Dell solutions and services were key reasons Dell™ Consulting ServicesSingapore IT shared services why Goodrich chose Dell. Virtualization Assessment Dell ProSupport Danny Kong, Manager, Singapore IT - Mission Critical option shared services, says “With the assistance of Dell, we quickly Hardware completed a design for our virtualized infrastructure and set out an aggressive Dell PowerEdge™ R710 servers deployment plan.” with Intel® Xeon® processors Dell/EMC CX4-120 storage IT team benefits from quality area network consulting and project management Kong and his colleague Earvin Software Cabanban, technical lead on the Windows Server™ 2008 R2 project, worked closely with Dell Enterprise Edition technicians during deployment. A Dell VMware® vSphere™ 4.1 project manager oversaw deployment, server software carefully coordinating the activities of - VMware vMotion™ multiple suppliers to ensure the project stayed on schedule.
  3. 3. featuring Intel Xeon processors capacity of the SAN and high-running VMware vSphere 4.1 speed fiber channel connectivity.virtualization software. “End-users have seen an increase “With the technicalKong says, “We have gained the in performance from the Dell/EMCcapacity to deliver our goal of shared CX4-120 SAN, while we have a scalable support of Dellservices while consolidating our serverinfrastructure by 70 percent.” solution that can meet our needs for years to come,” confirms Kong. Consulting Services, we deployed ourIT team efficiency improves as Employee performance increases with new services are now deployed in highly available infrastructure Dell solution onjust hoursAs a result of virtualization, new “Employees have benefitted from increased efficiency as there is less time and withinservices are rolled out more quickly downtime with our virtualized Dell budget, withoutto Goodrich employees in Singapore. solution,” explains Kong. ShouldPreviously, employees needed to wait there be a hardware issue, the IT any disruption toweeks for a new server. Kongcomments, “Previously, it would team can move the virtual server to another physical machine using the daily businesshave taken us up to three weeks to VMware vMotion and avoid any operations.”deploy a new server due to lengthy disruption. “We have created a highlyprocurement processes. We can now redundant server platform to provide Danny Kong, manager,launch a new virtual server in less than business continuity, should we Singapore IT shared servicestwo hours, enabling us to deliver new experience any issues,” adds Kong.IT services faster.” The IT team works more effectively withFor example, the team recently new servers due to the roll out ofdeployed Microsoft Visual Studio Team Windows Server 2008 R2 EnterpriseFoundation Server 2010 to a virtual Edition as part of the Dell deployment.server. “It was quick and easy, allowing The enhanced features of the operatingthe application development team to system help the team to manage criticalimplement the server in minimal time, applications and data on the serverswhich helped us automate and more easily. “Basic management tasksstreamline the software delivery are less time consuming, which helps usprocess,” says Kong. increase productivity,” comments Kong.Teams gain secure and fast Total cost of ownership decreases access to data due to better and delivers greener ITstorage performance The company has created a sharedGoodrich created a highly scalable IT infrastructure with a lower totalvirtualized storage solution by cost of ownership than with anydeploying a Dell/EMC CX4-120 previous infrastructure. Goodrichstorage area network (SAN). has lowered overheads and the ITEmployees can now safely store team has now been able to align withand quickly access large multimedia a company-wide drive to reduce thefiles used during maintenance carbon footprint.and repair projects, due to the
  4. 4. Says Kong, “We are pleased we are now archiving system that will give the ITable to contribute toward a greener team the flexibility and speed toworking environment.” complete high frequency snapshots, daily tape backups and store dataGoodrich minimizes downtime with cost-effectively over the long term.responsive support servicesThe organization maximizes the The company also plans to deployperformance of the new solution and Windows 7 Professional and Microsoftminimizes downtime using Dell Office 2010 companywide across DellProSupport. Goodrich chose the OptiPlex 780 desktops and DellMission Critical option so that a Dell Latitude E6410 laptops.engineer would be on-site in less thanfour hours when needed. Comments Kong, “Employees will achieve their business goals moreKong says, “We selected Dell easily with Windows 7 ProfessionalProSupport because of the great running on their Dell desktops andresponse times. We needed a solution laptops. They will take full advantage ofprovider who could deliver support features, such as faster load times andservices efficiently and effectively.” easier access to network applications, when working remotely.”Employees are set for future productivity gains For more information go to:Kong and his IT colleagues are dell.com/casestudies anddeploying an image-based backup dell.com.sgsolution that works with Dell networkattached storage (NAS) to improverecovery times in the event of anemergency. The NAS will form partof a disk-to-disk-to-tape backup andView all Dell case studies at: efficiententerprise.com*Availability and terms of Dell Services vary by region. For more information, visit dell.com/servicedescriptionsMarch 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. Microsoft and Windows are either registeredtrademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. This case study is forinformational purposes only. Dell makes no warranties, express or implied, in this case study. 10008952

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