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Dell - Altran

Altran is a European leader in innovation consulting. Founded in 1982, the company has three areas of expertise: technology and innovation, information systems, and strategy and management. Altran needed to standardize various IT systems by installing common software solutions across Altran’s 150 companies. This included a financial consolidation application, ERP as well as e-mail.

Vendor: Dell (NYSE: DELL)

Customer: Altran  http://www.altran.com/

Vertical Markets: Consultancy

 

Technology Used: Dell PowerEdge 2950, 2850, 1950, 1850 servers, Dell PowerEdge 1955, 1855 blade servers, Dell | EMC CX300i storage area network (SAN), Dell | EMC CX500 SAN, VMware, Microsoft (Accord Enterprise), CITRIX, Infrastructure Consulting Services, Gold Enterprise Support

 

Solution:
Altran is a European leader in innovation consulting. Founded in 1982, the company has three areas of expertise: technology and innovation, information systems, and strategy and management. Altran now has more than 17,000 employees working in 150 companies across 20 countries.

 

The number of employees at Altran has tripled over the last seven years as a result of continuous growth. This expansion has included a number of takeovers and mergers, resulting in a variety of IT systems, which were difficult to manage. Altran needed to standardize these systems by installing common software solutions across Altran’s 150 companies. This included a financial consolidation application, ERP as well as e-mail.

 

A total of 120 Dell PowerEdge servers from various models were deployed to implement the new datacenter.  Dell provided technical support at every phase of implementation, including storage engineering, virtualization, database creation, computer fleet management and active directory.

 

To control costs, Altran used Dell PowerEdge blade servers, which occupy less space than traditional servers. Altran pays a third party for the lease of the datacenter, so the smaller space required lowered the company’s long-term IT costs. Other benefits realized include running multiple applications and operating systems on one server. Virtualization generated a total cost of ownership savings of up to 25-percent.

 

Further details:
http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/casestudies/805_Altran_cs_280108.pdf




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