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SMS Projects


Technical Landscape Provisioning for projects

The typical scenario for a SMS project is a Proof of Concept (PoC) for a new and innovative way of integrating your solutions with SMS’ business solutions, may it be on the technical level or on the level of the business process. In either case, the PoC will always require a technical landscape to install and integrate all required technical components for the actual PoC tests.

Based on your input from the project request form, the SMS data center experts will analyze these technical landscape requirements and define a landscape architecture with required SMS components (e.g. Like IBM AIX, HP UNIX, SUSE LINUX, Windows servers, etc.) and room for your solution installations.

SMS provides a modern, state-of-the-art data center architecture for virtual landscape provisioning. Each project landscape is securely set up in its own network segment within the SMS DMZ and is therefore isolated from landscapes of other parallel projects. You will be able to access the landscape using assigned users for VPN access.

For each project a project landing page is generated, from where you can access standard tools for SMS solution access or simple RDP access to an “empty” vitrtul machine for your own solution installation. Below you see a screenshot for a simple example of a landscape simply consisting of a Discovery Server V4 installation:


SMS Lab Projects

We not only want to execute innovative projects with you in SMS but we want the ecosystem of customers and partners to hear about you and your achievements with SMS. Every project is published on the SMS Community Network in our project categories and our news section gives additional highlight. Below you find three examples of projects that we did with our members and sponsors.

Analytics & Search

Applications & Industries

Infrastructure Management



EMC Storage Replication SRDF/S

Partner-delivered Enterprise Services

Virtualization & Cloud