Essilor is the world leader for corrective lenses with offices in over 100 countries. In line with their mission to “improve lives by improving sight,” the company develops a wide range of lenses to correct and protect eyesight, from design to manufacturing.
With 55,000 employees, 22 manufacturing plants and 400 laboratories globally, the IT infrastructure landscape comprised eight data centers worldwide. Essilor aimed to modernize its data centers and transition from a physical to a virtual environment in order to reduce cost, increase efficiency and boost performance. After the transition, 80 percent of Essilor’s landscape is now virtualized on VMware, deploying approximately 5,000 virtual machines (VM) globally.
Tanweer Surve, director IT Infrastructure shared services, Essilor, discussed with Trend Micro his company’s business challenges, evaluation process, benefits achieved and lessons learned in the following customer success blog.