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Freescale Takes on Data Center Transformation Project with Dell & Violin Systems

by VIOLIN SYSTEMS on December 20, 2013
Freescale Semiconductor – with revenues over $4 Billion – could not keep up with the growing needs of its engineers as their design centers evolved. But investing gear in every location was not only cost-prohibitive, it was also not a practical way to promote collaboration. They were looking to consolidate data centers and deploy a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to address this growing need.

Solution Components

Freescale partnered with  Dell, who helped them define a strategy and implement a solution based on:

Impressive Results

  • 18 global data centers consolidated down to 2.
  • Application access times for global engineers that paralleled "in the office" experience from back-end storage performance delivered by the Violin memory-based platform.
  • Accelerated jobs and batch processes, recouping half the time of an engineer's week productivity.
  • Projected savings of 30% of annual run rate for Freescale.
  • An overall increase in employee productivity and mobility.

If considering VDI deployments in your environment, read this blog on Violin's partnership with VMware on VDI performance benchmarks.

For the original customer testimonial video on the Dell site, click here.