A global player with subsidiaries and production sites in every region, HARTMANN is a long-established leader in medical device manufacturing. With its sprawling facilities footprint and worldwide workforce, HARTMANN faces the challenge of making its IT infrastructure as uniform and organized as possible. Whether users are in Heidenheim, Germany or Shanghai, China, the user experience for HARTMANN executives and staff should be of identical quality whenever possible. To prevent a proliferation of local differences, HARTMANN decided 15 years ago to harmonize its IT infrastructure, which until that point had been managed locally. That project was implemented with Microsoft DNS and DHCP solutions. But this approach left Stefan Staub, Senior Manager for Security & LAN at HARTMANN, and his team unsatisfied over time.