Osram

Success Story: Outsourcing Data Center

Who

  • Osram AG Munich

What

  • Uninterrupted move of the main data center

When

  • Q2 / 2012

Project

With the decision of Osram AG to relocate its headquarters from the south of Munich to the north of Munich, the decision for an outsourcing project for the IT infrastructures was also made in an external data center.

The claims of Osram AG for a largely separate operation of the new data center from other customers at the data center location could ideally be met with the Private Datacenter Model.

In less than 6 months, the entire data center operation was moved to the new main computer center on the campus of EMC HostCo, without interruption.

Conversation with Hubert Bartl, head of data center Osram AG

Dear Mr. Bartl, the company Osram has a profile of around 90% according to a report in the newspaper "Die Welt". However, what is far less well known is the fact that Osram AG decided in 2012 to outsource its data center.

Was that due to the regional proximity or what were the ultimately decisive reasons for choosing this provider?

We quickly counted on our added value to put the data center infrastructure in professional hands. We are professionals in the operation of the systems, the operation of the RZ infrastructure is not our focus. Others can do that better. We see no extra effort here, quite the opposite.

To our last question: Three years ago, you decided to enter into a data center partnership with EMC HostCo GmbH and henceforth operate your so-called "Core Data Center" with her. Was that due to the regional proximity or what were the ultimately decisive reasons for choosing this provider?

We operate systems for Europe and Asia in Munich. Recently the backup for the NAFTA region. This makes security a top priority.

For more than 30 years, Osram has operated its data center in its own rooms, "hand on heart", what is the overhead in the daily business with an external data center and how do you organize it?

We quickly counted on our added value to put the data center infrastructure in professional hands. We are professionals in the operation of the systems, the operation of the RZ infrastructure is not our focus. Others can do that better. We see no extra effort here, quite the opposite.

To our last question: Three years ago, you decided to enter into a data center partnership with EMC HostCo GmbH and henceforth operate your so-called "Core Data Center" with her. Was that due to the regional proximity or what were the ultimately decisive reasons for choosing this provider?

We were always sure that the data center needed to be reached relatively quickly, and the network connections were simpler and cheaper. The decision to go to EMC HostCo was made following a call for tender based on the resulting weighted decision matrix.

Dear Mr. Bartl, we thank you for the interview.

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