Support Transformation to Cloud
BOE Technology Group Company Limited (BOE) was founded in April 1993, and is now one the World’s Biggest Public Companies (Forbes Global 2000, 2017 ranking). BOE is a supplier of internet of things (IoT) technologies, products and services with three core businesses: Display Device, Smart System and Healthcare Service.
BOE's products are widely used in a broad spectrum of applications, such as mobile phone, tablet, notebook, monitor, TV, vehicle display, digital information display, healthcare, finance and wearable devices.
BOE was using traditional PCs for daily office and design work for its workers, whose numbers grew into the thousands. Maintaining these systems was a huge task for the systems administrators, not to mention expensive. This “traditional” system also meant users were storing data on personal laptops, which meant data could not always be secured.
With the increasing number of users, BOE staff were looking to transform their environment and, after careful consideration, they decided to move to a virtual desktop cloud. Initially, the project would include 2,200 desktops, and later scale to 4,000 desktops. The new system needed high performance and availability to avoid a boot storm issue when 4,000 users start up at the same time each morning.
With data growing at a rapid rate, the solution also needed to be easily scalable to meet future business growth requirements. In addition, the desktop cloud project also creates much higher requirements for data protection, and availability for 24/7 business operations.
In short, the BOE new virtual desktop cloud needed fast, robust underlying infrastructure to support a high number of users, simultaneously accessing more than 4,000 desktops, and ensure 100% data reliability and data protection. To achieve all this, BOE chose Hitachi technology