20. January 2011 10:14
Consolidating IT assets is key to driving down cost and maxmising the use of server equipment across a business estate. Robin Simon have realised this benefit after 3sixty identifed some 30 servers could be consolidated downt to just 6 weeks!
Partnering with Microsoft, using the latest Microsoft Server 2008 Hypervisor platform we managed to consolidate the server estate and launch a centralised strategy within just 6 weeks.
Also deployed was a full replacement of the desktop environment from local desktop images to a fully virtualised desktop in the cloud! This enabled a centrally managed desktop platform that is easier to deploy, maintain and support.
Overall, key cost saving are realised within 12 months and computer assets (desktops) have a longer term lifespan as all the desktop power is being run and operated within the data centre.
3sixty also partnered with Hewlett Packard (HP) for the server and storage assets throughout the project.