Published on 20-Feb-2009
Validated on 06 Mar 2013
"This was an extremely complex enterprise, distinguished by a great effort of all of the resources involved—both from IBM and FIAT." - Gilberto Ceresa, FIAT CIO
Optimizing IT, Server Consolidation, Transforming Business
When one of Europe’s largest corporations decides to undertake a massive business transformation project, the risks are enormous. That’s what was facing Gruppo FIAT, the about 60 billion Euro Italian manufacturer of trucks, automobiles and equipment, when it decided to consolidate and modernize its IT operations.
Gruppo FIAT needed to streamline and improve the efficiency of its IT operations.
IBM provided expertise, project management and best practices to help FIAT accomplish one of the largest IT migrations ever undertaken in Europe. Over the course of 18 months, more than 90 percent of FIAT’s IT infrastructure was consolidated into three state-of-the-art, IBM-run data centers.
Improved average system performance; Decreased the occurrence of Severity 1 incidents; Met aggressive targets for physical consolidation, logical consolidation and standardization; Accomplished a highly complex and risky migration of unprecedented size on schedule, and with minimal disruption to the business
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