Revlon CTO uses virtualization and other technologies to create global network of 'Mini' datacenters.
David Giambruno essentially created five separate mini datacenters with their own SAN storage and servers to do this. He used the same shipping channels that Revlon uses for their products to ship out the pre-configured mini data centers. Each mini data center can now support local operations and also handle fail over from a remote site. It is a common sense, simple, scalable and cheap solution that every CTO should consider when building strategy for DR or BC. VMware virtualization also plays a huge part in the overall architecture of Revlon's new globally distributed mini empire. You can check out the full InfoWorld article at http://www.infoworld.com/t/it-management/revlon-creates-global-it-network-using-mini-me-datacenters-145?source=fssr