Data Center Upgrade


Sempra Energy
101 Ash St., HQ01A
San Diego, CA 92101-3017


November 2008


Client needed to lower data center costs and at the same time provide additional capacity for future growth.

The Challenge

The client's existing data center location had several constraints limiting capacity.  Additionally, while many servers were virtual, additional servers still required conversion to virtual systems.  The development culture was also skeptical of how virtualization would impact their systems.  

The Solution

Created strategy and implementation plan based on analysis of existing systems.  Presented plan and obtained buy in from stakeholders.  Upgraded host hardware and virtual software solution. Delivered solution without any unscheduled service disruption.  

The Result

Expanded data center capacity 32% creating virtual machine to host rations ranging from 4:1 to 15:11.  Additional capacity enabled company to continue to use data center at current growth rate for an additional ten years before outgrowing facility.


About Sempra

Sempra Energy is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2012 revenues of approximately $10 billion. The Sempra Energy companies’ nearly 17,000 employees serve more than 31 million consumers worldwide. Sempra Global includes Sempra Commodities, Sempra Generation, Sempra Pipelines & Storage and Sempra LNG.