VIRTERA's Consultative Services Improve Data Center Optimization for CooperVision Americas
World's Third Largest Contact Lens Maker Expects $250,000 in Annual Savings Leveraging Virtualization Technologies
SHELTON, CT--(Marketwire - August 12, 2008) - VIRTERA, a leading virtualization professional
services and consulting firm specializing in maximizing virtualization ROI,
today announced that CooperVision has selected its Server and Desktop Virtualization
Solutions to reduce costs within their global data center and increase
Steve Baxter, Director of Regional IT for America's CooperVision explains
his company's growing challenges and decision to virtualize the data
center, "Our growth, both externally as well as internally was massive.
The sheer number of new servers and their associated applications proved
especially challenging as we attempted to reconcile our business expansion
within the physical limits of our current infrastructure. We knew
virtualization was a means through which we could effectively and
intelligently approach our integration challenges."
Leveraging its vendor-agnostic Virtual Operations Framework (VOF)
methodology, the VIRTERA team was called upon to perform a 30-day
assessment of CooperVision's global server farm. As a result of this
process, CooperVision was presented with a comprehensive report showing a
mere seven percent utilization rate across all servers, along with a
recommendation to virtualize select servers. This strategic initiative
would enable the global corporation to achieve a 14:1 server ratio --
improving application availability and reducing overall maintenance.
"At this point we have a little over 100 servers virtualized with an
additional 100 in queue for future migration. We also have several fairly
mature clusters that are running both physical and virtual servers, as well
as approximately 250 virtual desktops," says Baxter.
VIRTERA is also assisting CooperVision to retain greater visibility and
control over server resource management, an area where according to Baxter,
VIRTERA really excelled, "Historically, if we needed to add RAM to a
server, it was an elongated seven-step process. Now with the help of
VIRTERA, we're able to accomplish this process in just 15 minutes. System
resources are 'virtually' available and can quickly be reallocated in real
time or with a simple reboot process."
"We are very pleased that our unique consultative approach and
comprehensive suite of virtualization professional services is enabling
companies like CooperVision to realize the technical benefits of
virtualization, while enabling them to achieve a clear and measurable
return on their IT investments," said Howard Pavony, CEO of VIRTERA. "We
created VIRTERA to bring virtualization solutions to valued customers like
CooperVision, and look forward to continuing our mission to maximize
virtualization ROI for mid-enterprise organizations nationwide."
CooperVision, a unit of The Cooper Companies, Inc. [NYSE: COO], is one of
the world's leading manufacturers of soft contact lenses. Dedicated to
enhancing the contact lens experience for practitioners and patients,
CooperVision specializes in lenses for astigmatism, presbyopia, and ocular
dryness. CooperVision manufactures a full array of monthly, two-week, and
daily disposable contact lenses featuring advanced materials and optics.
For more information, visit www.coopervision.com.
VIRTERA is a vendor agnostic, independent Information Technology (IT)
professional services and consulting firm delivering virtualization
technology solutions and services to companies nationwide. VIRTERA's proven
Virtual Operations Framework (VOF) methodology uniquely ensures successful
and rapid adoption of virtualization technologies while ensuring optimum
return on organizations' IT investments. VIRTERA's team of certified IT
architects and consultants develop, deploy and manage Virtual
Infrastructure (VI) solutions designed to solve today's most challenging IT
issues while its industry-unique Strategy group tests and analyzes
virtualization trends across the entire virtual ecosystem. VIRTERA was
founded in 2007 and is located in Shelton, CT. For more information, visit