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Company Profile

Steelcase Inc., is a manufacturer successful in global markets through extensive research and creative ideas about personal and organization productivity in office furniture. In 2007 CRO magazine named Steelcase as one of the 100 Best Corporate Citizens for its ergonomic products.

Business need

  • Better utilization of computing resources
  • Dynamic alignment of computing resources for varied application needs
  • Less administration burden

Solution overview

  • Consolidate legacy and newer applications in virtual partitions on the same server.
  • Utilize the HP Virtual Server Environment and HP Global Workload Manager to assign CPUs automatically to multiple application loads
  • With HP Pay per use (PPU) have real-time access to reserve capacity for peak workloads


  • Reduced number of application servers
  • Lower TCO -reduced support, maintenance, administrative and software costs
  • Investment protection for older legacy applications
  • Faster response to IT demands
  • Savings of U.S. $900,000 over three years

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