2008 Winner Profile

Sprint Nextel

Project Description:
Sprint Nextel incorporated virtualization into its Simplicity, Speed, Standards, Stability (4S) project to streamline deployment of new test and development environments. 4S is a server and storage farm. The company can deploy a three-tier server environment (consisting of three servers representing a database system, applications and Web environments, along with terabytes of storage) within 15 minutes. The company has cut equipment and software licensing costs in half and is currently applying the new architecture to provisioning production environments.
Project type:
Storage, Virtualization
Business Functions:
Research & Development/Product Development, Marketing, IT operations
Business Goal:
Strategic /Competitive Advantage
CEO:
Dan Hesse, President & CEO
Headquarters:
Overland Park, Kan.
Industry:
Telecommunications
Revenue (2007):
$40.1 billion
Website:
www.sprint.com
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