BELLEVUE, Wash., May 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Adaptiva, the market leader in smart scaling systems management, today announced that AECOM, a premier, fully integrated global infrastructure firm, selected the Adaptiva OneSite™ content distribution engine to manage its ongoing software distribution needs. AECOM spans seven continents and 150 countries with over 1,500 offices and more than 100,000 employees. After recently completing a $6 billion integration with engineering, design and construction firm, URS Corporation, AECOM needed an endpoint management solution that could accelerate the consolidation of core systems and applications across their combined organizations.
"The Adaptiva OneSite product is integral to speeding software migrations and deployments across our growing enterprise," said Steven Capper, global chief technology officer, AECOM. "Adaptiva eliminates the need for adding over 1,000 servers in our infrastructure footprint as we accelerate our move from Altiris to Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (ConfigMgr). It enables us to accomplish our software distribution goals with a lean, agile IT team, and reduces time consuming system administration efforts across our enterprise. OneSite is a clear choice for any IT organization that wants to reduce the total cost of ownership for Configuration Manager."
AECOM is using OneSite to initially manage over 85,000 globally distributed endpoints using centralized administration and four primary site servers. OneSite advances the power of ConfigMgr so enterprises can accelerate software deployments with increased speed and control over the content distribution process. AECOM plans to roll out OneSite globally across all 1,500 offices throughout the year.
Key OneSite features used by AECOM include:
- Virtual Storage Area Network (SAN) – AECOM is storing content locally using OneSite's self-forming Virtual Storage Area Network technology to eliminate distribution points and reduce bandwidth impacts.
- Predictive Bandwidth Harvesting – OneSite's Predictive Bandwidth Harvesting technology is critical to delivering applications and content to AECOM's satellite offices, where connection speeds can sometimes be slow and bandwidth is often limited.
- WorkFlow Engine – AECOM is tapping into the customization capabilities of the OneSite WorkFlow Engine to design workflows that categorize applications and automatically identify target devices for delivery.
- LiveFlow™ – OneSite's LiveFlow™ real-time content dashboard gives AECOM the ability to track and control content deployments in real-time across offices as they complete the integration of core systems with URS.
"Forward-thinking organizations, like AECOM, recognize that rapid enterprise-wide software distribution using Microsoft System Center doesn't have to require expensive server infrastructure or throttling of content delivery," said Jim Souders, chief operating officer, Adaptiva. "We welcome AECOM as a customer, and are continuing to work closely with them to achieve their IT systems consolidation goals in record time."
AECOM's Steven Capper, CIO of the Year with Computing Magazine and runner up for the UK IT Awards CIO of the Year recognition 2015-16, and Adaptiva's Dan Richings, Director of Customer Experience Europe, will be speaking together at the Midwest Management Summit (MMS) held in Minneapolis, MN from May 17-19. Adaptiva will also be speaking in the Kent Agerlund and Jason Sandys led pre-event session on May 16th entitled "ConfigMgr Current Branch – Let's Tame the Beast". Adaptiva is a platinum sponsor of MMS and will showcase demonstrations of the OneSite product at the company's booth at the show.
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Adaptiva is a leading, global provider of IT systems management solutions that advance the power of Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM). Founded in 2004 by the lead architect of Microsoft SMS 2003, Adaptiva enables IT professionals to securely speed enterprise-wide software deployments without adding costly servers or throttling network bandwidth. The company's breakthrough peer-to-peer systems management technology uses intelligence, automation, and bandwidth optimization techniques to distribute content faster than any other systems management solution available today. Adaptiva's suite of smart scaling systems management products includes OneSite™ for rapid content distribution and management, Client Health™ for endpoint security, troubleshooting, and remediation, and Green Planet™ for energy-efficient power management and patching. The company's software is used by Fortune 500 companies and deployed on millions of devices in over 100 countries. Learn more at www.adaptiva.com.
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