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Global fully-virtualized SAP

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Applicable Industries
  • Mining
The Challenge

Deliver a global, agile, high-performance application delivery platform that improves service delivery and productivity.

About The Customer
Headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, AngloGold Ashanti is a global producer of gold with 21 mining operations in 13 countries, as well as several exploration programs around the world. 
The Customer
AngloGold Ashanti
The Solution

The system designers realized that for SAP to provide AngloGold with the performance, flexibility, and disaster recovery capabilities required for a mission-critical, global application, virtualization was key. Once that decision was made, AngloGold quickly settled on the VMware's cloud solutions having had prior positive experiences with VMware, and familiarity with the solution's advanced capabilities and proven reliability.

Operational Impact
  • [Management Effectiveness - Data Analysis]
    Single lens into global IT speeds and improves decision makingUsing vSphere, AngloGold now has a single lens into their global IT environment, giving them improved access to information, improved analytics, and a better understanding of key drivers and dynamics affecting the business.
Quantitative Benefit
  • Reduced IT costs by 25%

    AngloGold estimates that they have realized between 15% and 25% cost reduction in back end infrastructure for their environment, and they have im- proved resource utilization by up to 30%.

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