Metlac Case Study
Equipment & Machinery
Maintenance
Factory Operations Visibility & Intelligence

• Greater agility, flexibility and control • Cost reduction and process innovation • Improved user experience on a range of workstations and devices

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Metlac - For Metlac, the decision to virtualize proved to be a way to acquire a mission critical information system quickly and cost-effectively in order to support company operations, particularly with regard to production systems. “The organization of our production includes many critical phases, much like the pharmaceutical industry, given that the products are mostly destined to come into contact with food. Our high level of robotics and automation—one-of-a-kind in our industry—gives us a special level of control over production,” said Davide Bocchio. “If the servers controlling this automation shut down, the entire production process shuts down, and that’s something we can’t allow to happen.” System virtualization made it possible to build an information system to support this next-generation level of industrial automation without excessive levels of investment in hardware and labor

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VMware Horizon View provides a single platform for the distribution of desktops and applications, while VMware Airwatch provides enterprise mobility solutions. The implementation of VMware virtualization solutions was done without the need for an integration partner, and Metlac personnel, on their own, carried out the various stages of this innovative company’s move towards an information system controlled entirely via software.

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Operating Cost, Production Efficiency
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Mature (technology has been on the market for > 5 years)
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[Cost Reduction - Operation]
Reduction of operating costs. A single licensing system for the various in-house and mobility needs.
[Efficiency Improvement - IT]
Greater control for IT administrators in managing resources. Creation of a mission-critical infrastructure supporting production and user operations.
[Efficiency Improvement - Maintenance]
Unified, secure management of mobile and BYOD users.Greater security and ease of system maintenance
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