Virtustream partners with Freeborders to reduce IT costs
and enable disaster recovery for medical device company
SAN FRANCISCO—October 18, 2012—Virtustream, Inc., the leading enterprise cloud solutions provider, today announced that Lanx, Inc., one of the largest, privately-held, global spinal implant companies in the U.S., has selected Virtustream’s xStream platform through its partner Freeborders to move the company’s SAP environment to the cloud. Freeborders, which provides IT services to large and medium-sized businesses, will use xStream to migrate Lanx’s mission-critical, enterprise data and applications to a virtual multi-tenant cloud environment. With Virtustream and Freeborders, Lanx expects to have its entire SAP environment up and running in the cloud within 45 days. Virtualisation will help Lanx reduce infrastructure costs as well as provide data replication for disaster recovery.
“Virtustream has a proven record of success with SAP production environments and a technology that will support our disaster recovery while significantly reducing our IT costs. This combined with Freeborders’ expertise in implementing and supporting SAP solutions proved to be an ideal combination and a best of breed solution,” said Taylor Erickson, vice president of IT at Lanx. “xStream will provide the performance we require to run our SAP applications, as well as the agility and elasticity to meet our needs as our business continues to grow.”
Lanx previously used physical servers to support its SAP environment. To facilitate its first move to the cloud, the Lanx team evaluated various options and selected Virtustream because it was the only cloud provider that offered enterprise-class cloud technology, consumption-based pricing, mission-critical application assurance and proven SAP expertise. Powered by Virtustream µVMTM (Micro-VM) technology, xStream delivers enterprise-grade security and compliance, multi-tenant efficiency, application performance SLAs and consumption-based charging for both mission-critical legacy and web-scale applications in the cloud. The solution is agile and scalable enough to respond to changes in Lanx’s business demand and accommodate the company’s future growth. With Virtustream’s elastic pay-as-you-go approach, Lanx will be able to substantially cut IT infrastructure costs. The company will also be able to support disaster recovery for its SAP production landscapes, thanks to Virtustream’s multiple data centers with built-in replication.
“We found Virtustream to be an ideal infrastructure partner given its deep expertise with enterprise-class cloud solutions for SAP environments,” said Dan McNerney, senior vice president of SAP Global Services, Freeborders. “With Virtustream’s unique Micro-VM technology and security capabilities, we can expand our portfolio to offer our customers a comprehensive cloud solution that effectively meets all their SAP application needs in the cloud.”
“After successfully deploying numerous enterprise SAP production environments to the cloud in the past, we are excited to do the same for Lanx,” said Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO of Virtustream. “We look forward to working closely with Freeborders on this project, and expect additional success in the healthcare industry as a result of this collaboration.”
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions for enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream: a secure, high availability, enterprise class hybrid cloud solution, delivering application level SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). xStream is available as software for existing data centers and as a managed service from Virtustream’s cloud – all backed by professional services to design, migrate, and manage clouds. Virtustream offers xStream worldwide; owns data centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange; has offices in San Francisco, New York, London, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Toronto and Dublin and has partners in Asia and China.
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