According to Daniel Bellini, CIO at Ducati Motor Holding, “Flexibility and agility was benefit number one” when deploying a private cloud with VMware. With VMware vCloud Director, Ducati has been able to “deploy applications, solutions, services, and new architectures in an incredibly short time."
Ducati Motor Holding is a high-performance motorcycle designer and manufacturer, based out of Bologna, Italy. Though Ducati is a relatively small company with around 1,000 employees and sales of 40,000 units a year, they have all the complexities of a multinational manufacturing company in terms of product configuration, supply chain, and distribution network articulation.
With a server virtualization rate approaching 100%, Ducati has embraced VMware virtualization solutions, as they have made it possible for the company to match all of its business requirements with available human and economical resources. In a recent interview with Dana Gardner, Bellini discussed Ducati’s move to the cloud with VMware, saying:
“Private cloud is already a reality in Ducati. Over our private cloud, we supply services to all our commercial subsidiaries. We supply services to our assembly plant in Thailand or to our racing team at racing venues. So private cloud is already a reality.”
In the video below from VMworld 2011, watch Bellini discuss how VMware virtualization and private cloud technology has helped Ducati out-perform their larger competitors:
According to Bellini, VMware virtualization and private cloud solutions have supported the business and the growth of the company by delivering solution infrastructures in a very short time and with very limited initial investment.
“VMware has never failed us. We have grown in terms of demands and requirements, and VMware has grown in capabilities and ability to support us.”
For those thinking about undertaking virtualization, Bellini advises, “to not be scared by the initial investment, which is something that is going to be repaid in an incredibly short time.”
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