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Ficomirrors Engages HPE for Edge-to-Cloud Platform

WARSAW, Poland — The automotive supplier Ficomirrors selected Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) for an edge-to-cloud platform.

Ficomirrors will use HPE’s GreenLake platform to improve production efficiency and power a flexible manufacturing system, according to HPE last month.

Ficomirrors turned to Infomex, an HPE Gold Partner, for advisory services and an IT environment assessment. Infomex recommended GreenLake for its reliability and flexibility requirements. 

GreenLake is intended to help customers to “avoid large-scale investments,” due to a flexible IT consumption model delivered to their specified location.

For Ficomirrors will be able to “handle any compute workload” and scale up or down their operations to meet their needs. 

The automotive supplier should be able to reduce its total cost of ownership, improve efficiency of the manufacturing cycle and reduce time to market, HPE said. 

Ficomirrors’ edge-to-cloud elements: 

  • Freeing up resources previously focused on IT management with intelligent and self-managing IT systems
  • Access to an always-on storage system for mission-critical workloads
  • A high-performing, software-defined, and secure infrastructure to run many workloads
  • Increased high availability and reduced malfunctions due to predictable analytics
  • Full control and compliance of all data, as the hardware solution is located in customer’s data center
  • Regulated hardware refresh cycles
  • Flexibility and scalability with distributed workloads
  • A predictable “pay-per-use” spending model

“Our new manufacturing strategy was designed to respond to the high demand in the automotive industry for customized manufacturing and efficient supply services to enable our customers to increase their rate of production and build in more flexibility at reduced cost,” said Michał Kasak, IT manager, Ficomirrors. 

“To ensure smooth integration and execution of the just-in-sequence manufacturing system, we selected HPE GreenLake to build an IT environment that was able to handle any workload on demand, facilitate fast and seamless data sharing, and bolster our flexible approach.”

Tomasz Szewczyk, sales manager at HPE, said the company’s customers are “looking to build flexible, scalable IT environments in order to support the changing demands of their businesses and at the same time, have the reassurance of knowing where their data is located.”

HPE GreenLake addresses those demands by enabling customers to “innovate with peace of mind and deliver a cloud service in the location of their choice – either in their own data center or at a co-location partner site,” Szewczyk said.

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