Africa’s largest facility management company, TFMC, has implemented an HP blade server solution, comprised of Itanium and Wintel servers, as well as a SAN and backup solution, alongside its SAP project.
TFMC thoroughly analysed the blade technology from different vendors and selected HP as the product of choice. Datacentrix provided valuable input during the sizing exercise and final configuration to comply with the SAP landscape requirements.

TFMC is a world-class organisation, widely recognised as the principal stimulus in the development of the Facilities Management industry in South Africa. It has a range of capabilities and business differentiators which enable it to integrate its services and provide a dynamic interaction that delivers tangible, sustainable benefits to its customers.
The company provides integrated facilities management including property management, professional engineering services and capital projects, facilities management, maintenance and engineering services. The company currently provides total integrated FM services for approximately 6 500 buildings, with a total building area of around 2 500 000 square meters, situated on about 3 300 sites.
“The vision of TFMC is to drive costs down every year in order to become more flexible and competitive within the marketplace,” says Shawn Winterburn, senior account manager at Datacentrix.
In line with its vision and mantra of continuous improvement, TFMC recently migrated to SAP, a process which was completed in just nine months – well
below the anticipated time scale.
Datacentrix was appointed as TFMC’s hardware supplier and implemented the HP blade server solution.
“TFMC partnered with Datacentrix for this project based on their five- year relationship. Datacentrix has established itself as a preferred IT solution supplier to TFMC, due to its strong BEE status, reputable track record and its understanding of the clients’ environment and requirements,” Winterburn explains.
According to TFMC’s IT Director, Rob Redaelli, providing a total integrated facility management service for customers, ensuring value for the customer’s money, is a number one priority for TFMC. “Having the appropriate and supporting hardware architecture helps TFMC in achieving this objective,” he says.