The partnership between Workspot, Google Cloud, Microsoft Azure and Intel transformed Landis+Gyr’s IT infrastructure, accelerating product innovation and helping their customers reduce carbon emissions, all while reducing some workload costs by as much as 50%.
Campbell, Calif – July 18, 2023- Workspot, the intelligent Desktop-as-a-Service (DaaS) Platform built for the multi-cloud era, announced today that Landis+Gyr, an industry leader in energy management solutions, is meeting its competitive sustainability goals through cloud adoption and end-user computing modernization with multi-cloud, multi-region virtual desktops.
Given its extensive portfolio of smart grid technologies that help reduce CO2 emissions, Landis+Gyr sought out IT modernization partners that are tightly aligned with the company’s commitment to sustainability. To create operational and business efficiencies, Landis+Gyr decided to move away from on-premises data centers and move key workloads to the cloud with the goal of greater agility, stronger security, and more flexibility, while also enhancing the end-user experience.
With the help of professional services company Accenture, Landis+Gyr began migrating applications and data from seven data centers into the cloud. In parallel, Workspot led the end-user computing modernization project. After evaluating several virtual desktop solutions, the team found them to be complex to deploy and tedious to manage. Only Workspot could meet their requirements for global, single pane of glass management, integration with their preferred security stack, and multi-cloud support. Furthermore, virtual desktops can now be procured with almost no effort, and the cost for Landis+Gyr is often 50% lower than provisioning a physical PC.
The Landis+Gyr IT team discovered that Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud could offer specific capabilities for each of their use cases. For the initial deployment, software developers used Workspot high-end virtual desktops on Microsoft Azure, taking advantage of nested virtualization capabilities, while virtual desktops were also deployed on Google Cloud for use by IT employees and contractors.
Steve Crawford, Senior Cloud Infrastructure Manager, Landis+Gyr said “We have been able to take a PC provisioning process that took 5-10 business-days and reduce it to 1 or 2 days. That’s an average 75% improvement in the time it takes to deliver a PC into people’s hands. Our VDI modernization project also improved customer approval ratings due to a lowered delivery time and improved cost efficiency from a budget perspective. Our IT team manages the global Workspot deployment from a single pane of glass; a transformational capability that is not possible with any other virtual desktop solutions on the market.”
“Landis+Gyr shares our values for driving continuous innovation, and I’m very pleased that our cloud-native DaaS platform met all their requirements and more, helping them accelerate the evolution of their product line,” said Jimmy Chang, Chief Product Officer. “In conjunction with our partners, Workspot is contributing to the broader goal of impacting climate change by better enabling Landis+Gyr end customers to manage energy consumption.”
Jeremy S. Weinstein, Director of US Cloud Solution Providers at Intel Corporation confirms “Performance and scalability continue to be top of mind for customers around the world. Intel collaborated with Workspot to optimize their virtual desktop platform offering across public clouds, enabling vCPU performance on Intel® Xeon® Scalable processor-based instances. With these optimizations, Landis+Gyr can lower their cost, improve performance and overachieve their scaling needs.”
“Landis+Gyr, Workspot, and Intel partnered with Google Cloud to enable the next generation of cloud-based energy management solutions for smart infrastructure and smart cities. Through this partnership, Landis+Gyr and Google Cloud help utility companies manage grid operations with more visibility and empower energy consumers to use energy in a more informed and sustainable way. Our partnership collaboration enables Landis+Gyr to drive agility and reduce cost over time,” said Scott Barneson, Managing Director, ISV Sales at Google Cloud.
Learn more about the award winning strategy that Landis+Gyr implemented and hear more from Steve Crawford in his video testimonial.
Workspot is the only cloud-native, integrated DaaS platform that delivers enterprise-class virtual desktops and apps from multiple clouds and on-premises data centers to any device. This innovative service lets IT securely stream the right compute capabilities for each end user, to any device, anywhere they want to work. As the only DaaS solution that operates across all the major public clouds – Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud – as well as on-premises data centers, Workspot is uniquely positioned to address today’s remote work challenges by providing a highly-customizable approach to end-user computing. Simple to deploy, scale and operate, Workspot’s award winning DaaS solution benefits IT as well as end users with a seamless work experience that enhances productivity while maintaining the highest performance standards for intensive workloads. For more information on Workspot’s modern DaaS solutions please visit our website.
Landis+Gyr is a leading global provider of integrated energy management solutions. We measure and analyze energy utilization to generate empowering analytics for smart grid and infrastructure management, enabling utilities and consumers to reduce energy consumption. Our innovative and proven portfolio of software, services and intelligent sensor technology is a key driver to decarbonize the grid. Having avoided more than 9.5 million tons of CO₂ in FY 2022, Landis+Gyr manages energy better – since 1896. With sales of USD 1.7 billion in FY 2022, Landis+Gyr employs around 7,800 talented people across five continents. For more information, please visit our website www.landisgyr.com.
Intel (Nasdaq: INTC) is an industry leader, creating world-changing technology that enables global progress and enriches lives. Inspired by Moore’s Law, we continuously work to advance the design and manufacturing of semiconductors to help address our customers’ greatest challenges. By embedding intelligence in the cloud, network, edge and every kind of computing device, we unleash the potential of data to transform business and society for the better. To learn more about Intel’s innovations, go to newsroom.intel.com and intel.com.