Data Center Inc. (DCI) datacenterinc.com
Storage Consolidation and Server Virtualization Initiative
Project lead: Robert Ross, CSO/VP of Network and Technical Services
Project description: DCI partnered with ISG Technology to implement a consolidated virtual server infrastructure based on technology from NetApp, Sun, Oracle, and VMware.
Industry: Financial services
Dell Computer www.dell.com
Multsite Virtualized Training Solution
Project lead: Scott Purcell, Technical Training Advisor
Project description: Dell created a virtualized learning infrastructure to provide enterprise Linux OS training to students at geographically remote sites, tapping technology from Red Hat, Dell, and EMC.
Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles www.dkslaw.com
Infrastructure Overhaul and Disaster Recovery
Project lead: Don Champagne, Director of Administration
Project description: Deutsch, Kerrigan & Stiles revamped its IT infrastructure, transitioning its Microsoft-based operations from a single server location to collocation with disaster recovery technology provided by Neverfail.
Direct Energy www.directenergy.com
Project lead: Joe Abidaoud, Director
Project description: Direct Energy launched Project Gibraltar, a semi-SOA-based billing platform developed using agile methodologies, Tibco enterprise middleware, and .Net.
East Grand Rapids Public Schools www.egrps.org
Secure Networks and Campus Access Project
Project lead: Jeff Crawford, Manager of Networking and Security
Project description: East Grand Rapids Public Schools built out its campus network, tapping Cisco technology for WLAN and firewall funcationality, Avenda for network access control, and Enterasys switches to support a blended Apple, Novell, Linux, Windows, and OS2 server environment.
El Centro Regional Medical Center www.ecrmc.org
Project lead: John Gaede, Director of IS Management
Project description: El Centro Regional Medical Center has launched a campaign to overhaul its operations, complete with a secure Aerohive wireless network, hands-free voice communication from Vocera, RFID tracking, and Symbian devices and tablet PCs in advance of a campus-wide electronic health records implementation.
Industry: Health care
Datacenter Efficiency Project
Project lead: David Scheffler, Director IT Data Center Operations; Paul Divittorio, Director of Enterprise Systems and Application Hosting; Sadasiva Prathab, Director of Global Information Infrastructure Services
Project description: EMC launched a power- and resources-efficiency effort across its six datacenters, increasing its use of server virtualization and tapping hot and cold aisles, hot air ceiling plenums, and cabinet filler panel management to decrease overall energy expenditures and carbon emissions.
Emerson Electric www.emerson.com
Product Lifecycle Management Initiative
Project lead: Steve Rhodes, PLM Project Manager
Project description: Emerson Electric launched a global product lifecycle management initiative centered around technology from Siemens.
Federal Health Architecture, Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, Department of Health and Human Services www.connectopensource.org
Open Source Health Information Exchange Gateway
Project lead: Vish Sankaran, Program Director
Project description: Twenty federal agencies combined efforts to build the Connect health information exchange gateway, tapping open source infrastructure technologies such as the Glassfish application server, Open ESB, and NetBeans.
FedEx Services www.fedex.com
Multichannel Shipment Visibility Initiative
Project lead: Arnie Matson and Kelly Pringle, Manager of IT
Project description: FedEx extended its shipment tracking system to include real-time visibility via the Web, desktop, and the iPhone using Adobe Flex and AIR, as well as native Objective-C for the iPhone.