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With the New Virtualised Data Centre Diodes refreshes its European Client Landscape

"We’ve slashed the number of boxes in Oldham’s central server room which means energy consumption has dropped and the air conditioning system is barely used at all. It has also enabled us to close our co-location facility and relocate those resources giving us a significant monthly saving"

Paul Baxendale, Group IT Manager, Diodes

The customer

Diodes is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of high-quality application-specific products within the broad discrete, logic, and analogue semiconductor markets. The company serves the consumer electronics, computing, communications, industrial, and automotive markets. Diodes’ products include diodes, rectifiers, transistors, MOSFETs, protection devices, functional specific arrays, single gate logic, amplifiers and comparators among many others.

Its corporate headquarters, logistics centre and Americas’ sales office are located in Plano, Texas. Design, marketing, and engineering centres are located in Plano; San Jose, California; Taipei, Taiwan; Manchester, England; and Neuhaus, Germany.

The challenge

Diodes wanted to upgrade and virtualise its aging server infrastructure while also expanding the capacity of its storage platform.

The solution

Having partnered with Fujitsu previously on a laptop/desktop deployment, it invited the company to propose a solution. As a result, it installed numerous Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers across four European sites, combined with enhanced NetApp storage.

The benefit

  • Storage capacity for users has increased by 16 TB
  • New environment has removed the need for co-location facility, resulting in significant monthly savings
  • Reduced energy consumption and cooling contributes to TCO savings of £15k/month
  • Improved disaster recovery, offering quicker time to recovery
  • New server and storage platforms guarantee future-proof environment allowing Diodes to focus on the business

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