Collaboration & Data Center Case Study: Applied Materials

Meeting Fast-Changing industry Demands

Meeting Fast-Changing industry Demands

Company: Applied Materials

Industry: Semiconductor and Display Equipment

Location: Santa Clara, California

Company Size: 81 locations in 18 countries


Applied Materials needed its network architecture to meet the increasing demands of the fast-changing semiconductor industry. The company wanted a strategic platform capable of supporting:

  • Rapid changes in the technology ecosystem
  • The needs of a global workforce, customers, and supply chain
  • The ability to make decisions faster, while managing costs


  • Built a flexible data center around Cisco Unified Data Center solutions
  • Virtualized servers to optimize the performance of important applications


  • Reduced overall infrastructure and administrative costs by virtualizing workloads on an internal private cloud
  • Accelerated decision-making, reducing cycle times in solving customers' high-value problems
  • Boosted staff confidence with a Cisco cloud platform that offers higher availability and performance, and easier manageability
We need a platform that can scale effectively and provide a high-performance, secure global infrastructure for years to come. Cisco has been a great partner in enabling this capability.
- Jay Kerley,
Group Vice President, Chief Information Officer, Applied Materials

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