Mining Company Implements Virtual Data Center and Standardizes Applications Globally

Freeport-McMoRan implements data center virtualization with help from Cisco Services.

Freeport-McMoRan implements data center virtualization with help from Cisco Services.

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With a common reference architecture, we can provision services rapidly and have a single pane of glass for monitoring and management. It sets us up to be more proactive, strategic, and cost-effective when delivering services to our remote sites.
- Bert Odinet, CIO, Freeport-McMoRan

Challenge

Implement a centralized, global approach for delivering applications and services.

  • Integrate processes and standardize globally
  • Implement new virtualized IT infrastructure along with SAP application
  • A hassle-free implementation without high consulting fees

Solution

Engaged Cisco Services to implement and test the virtualized data center solution along with SAP.

  • Cisco Services created mock SAP environment in less than two weeks
  • Captured challenging SAP development and test processes and accelerated them
  • Implemented FlexPod reference architecture; which comprises Cisco Unified Computing System, NetApp storage, and VMware for virtualization

Results

A flexible, scalable foundation for common processes.

  • Reduce the SAP migration engagement by months, reducing costs and risk by speeding time to SAP benefits
  • Standardization, security, and enhanced capabilities
  • Better communication and access to IT services partner

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