Case study

Composable infrastructure drives innovation for manufacturing systems in Continental Tires

Continental Tires was looking for an IT solution that would simplify and unify both deployment and administration of its manufacturing IT infrastructure at all of its 20 manufacturing plants worldwide. It chose an HPE Synergy solution for its composable infrastructure architecture as this can deploy resources quickly for any workload, reduce costs, and drive operational efficiencies.

Challenge

Transformation to software-defined infrastructure to speed up IT processes
IT environments are constantly changing, and older systems as well as some established IT processes often no longer meet business or technical requirements. We are living in an era of digital transformation, in which new technologies allow companies to transform their business in a new way. Companies are undergoing a significant digital transformation to accelerate innovation and growth. They're doing this with a software driven, application approach to IT, which is fundamentally changing how companies operate. Companies must fundamentally re-evaluate existing business processes while driving revenue and customer experiences with new apps and services.
Continental Tires needed a solution that would meet the requirements of today's evolving world. Continental has been manufacturing tires in Hanover since 1871. The entire Continental AG group, under which its tire manufacturing falls, has 240,000 employees in 60 countries and annual revenues of EUR 44.55 billion. In the Czech Republic, Continental AG manages a variety of different automotive companies with specific responsibilities.
The Continental Tire division was searching for a way to unify and efficiently manage its manufacturing IT environment. The objective was to decrease the time necessary for the deployment of new IT systems and reduce operations effort during lifecycle management.