Construction material trading company
Providing integrated management and automation of virtual servers and networks to enable faster provision of ICT resources and mitigate management workloads.
The company had built a private cloud at its data center, and had also already introduced virtual servers. On the other hand, network settings were still all made manually. As a result, whenever new ICT resources were added, a large amount of network modification work became necessary. Furthermore, the company needed to request its network vendors to dispatch trained technicians to handle the massive setting workloads caused by the growing complexity of the network structures. As a result, management workloads and costs in the IT systems department skyrocketed, while the provision of ICT systems took longer and longer.
The company's business was also impacted by the amount of time it took to isolate faults when problems occurred in these increasingly complex systems. Other pending tasks included the streamlining of monitoring operations, and more prompt response to failures.
NEC's IaaS Operation Automation Solution, which runs on Windows® Server 2012 R2, integrates virtual network control and
automates control operations. This enables a drastic reduction in management workloads and operational costs. The IaaS
Operation Automation Solution enables system administrators to freely set virtual networks on GUI screens. New settings are
then automatically applied to physical and virtual switches.
The required networks can be freely set up on GUI screens without system administrators having to manually set physical network switches, resulting in a vast reduction in management workloads and time-consuming operations. With NEC's IaaS Operation Automation Solution, companies with environments that include business systems for many departments and projects, like the company in this case study, will be able to quickly provision ICT resources.
Previously the IT department needed about a week to provision new ICT resources after receiving a request. However, with the implementation of the IaaS Operation Automation Solution, resources now can be provisioned on the next day. This has dramatically improved operations management in the company.
Monitoring of the ICT systems has also become far more efficient.