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King County   0 reviews
County Government Saves $700,000 Annually, Achieves Lean IT with Private Cloud
4-page Case Study posted: 03/21/2014

King County wanted to achieve lean government operations and provide better service for its 1.9 million constituents. The King County IT department (KCIT) consolidated 28 data closets into one state-of-the-art datacenter and chose Windows Server with Hyper-V virtualization technology and Microsoft System Center datacenter solutions to build a virtualized environment and a private cloud to provide cost-effective infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities to departments. KCIT now provisions a virtual machine in two hours, compared to three months for a physical server, and it costs 40 percent less. King County reduced planned downtime by 90 percent, infrastructure costs by US$700,000 annually, and storage costs by 30 percent. And by delivering responsive IT services, KCIT enables efficient government processes that translate into better value for taxpayers’ dollars.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/21/2014
  • Industries:
  • Local Government Agencies
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Service Delivery
  • Business Continuity
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • IT Issue:
  • Private Cloud
Cushman & Wakefield   26 reviews
Real Estate Firm Trims IT Costs by 75 Percent with Hybrid Cloud Infrastructure
4-page Case Study posted: 03/07/2014

Cushman & Wakefield (C&W) is a global real estate services group whose rapid growth was being slowed by an expensive and unresponsive datacenter infrastructure. To avoid owning and managing so much overprovisioned hardware, C&W is consolidating its servers into a highly efficient private cloud environment based on Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2. C&W worked with Microsoft partner Software Logic to design a hybrid cloud solution that includes both on-premises private cloud and off-premises public cloud resources through Windows Azure. With this strategy, C&W has reduced IT costs by 75 percent and dramatically increased business agility. The IT team can deploy servers in minutes versus weeks, which helps the business grow. Business continuity is also stronger because of the Hyper-V Replica feature in Windows Server 2012.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/07/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Software Logic
  • Industries:
  • Other Services
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Software Defined Networking
  • Service Delivery
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Application Management
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  • IT Issue:
  • Private Cloud
Globosat Programadora Ltda   0 reviews
Media company leverages cloud-based technologies to drive collaboration and innovation
4-page Case Study posted: 03/03/2014

Founded in 1991, Globosat is a Brazilian company that produces content for cable and satellite TV with over 40 channels, including Sportv1 and 2, Rede Telecine, Multishow, GNT, Canal Brasil and Universal. With over 1,000 employees and an audience comprised of 45 million viewers distributed among more than 15 million households in the country, Globosat is the largest pay-TV provider in Latin America, and the market leader in Brazil.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/03/2014
  • Industries:
  • Broadcasters
  • Cable and Satellite
  • Film & Studio
  • Business Need:
  • Business Intelligence and Reporting
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Enterprise Project Management
  • Support and Services
  • CRM
  • Marketing Management
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • Brazil
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Microsoft Visual Studio
  • Microsoft Project Server
  • Microsoft Sharepoint Server
  • Microsoft Dynamics CRM
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Exchange Online
  • Lync Online
  • Microsoft Office 365
  • Microsoft System Center
  • Microsoft Services Premier Support
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
  • CRM
  • Private Cloud
ING Services Poland   1 reviews
Microsoft cloud automates and speeds up the provision of services by ING Services Polska
4-page Case Study posted: 03/03/2014

very year, ISP provides approx. 250 x86 virtual servers with Windows and Linux Red Hat operating systems to its customers. Due to the rapid development of its infrastructure, the company had to make a decision to build a private cloud solution that would allow for offering flexible computing services to customers and shortening the time required to launch new virtual servers. Standardization of processes, simplification and automation of applied solutions and systematization of cost settlement was also important for ISP. ING Services Polska has chosen System Center 2012 — a solution offered by Microsoft, enabling the creation of a private cloud.

  • Publication Date:
  • 03/03/2014
  • Industries:
  • IT Services
  • Country/Region:
  • Poland
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft System Center 2012
  • IT Issue:
  • Cloud Services
  • Private Cloud
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University   2 reviews
University Uses Private Cloud to Trim IT Costs While Improving Reliability and Innovation
4-page Case Study posted: 02/20/2014

After years of enduring a lackluster economy and multiple budget cuts, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) found itself with outdated, unreliable technology. The school partnered with DynTek Services, a member of the Microsoft Partner Network, to come up with a cost-effective way to move forward. FAMU used its existing Microsoft license to virtualize most of its datacenter using the Hyper-V technology in Windows Server 2008 R2 and to create a private cloud. It moved student email into the cloud using Microsoft Office 365 for education and deployed Microsoft System Center 2012 to manage the entire infrastructure. For a small investment, FAMU transformed its technology infrastructure, reestablished technology reliability, and saved a significant amount of money. The IT staff can now deliver new services that enhance teaching and learning and help attract top students.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/20/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • DynTek Inc.
  • Industries:
  • Higher Education
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Business Continuity
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter
  • SharePoint Online
  • Exchange Online
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Lync Online
  • Microsoft Office 365 for education
  • Microsoft System Center 2012
  • IT Issue:
  • Private Cloud
Western Health   5 reviews
Australian Healthcare Organization Gains Efficiency, Lower Costs with Private Cloud
4-page Case Study posted: 02/19/2014

Western Health (WH) provides healthcare services to western Melbourne, one of Australia’s fastest growing areas. To help the business rapidly establish new clinics and health services throughout the community, the organization’s information and communications technology (ICT) staff deployed Microsoft cloud software and created a private cloud environment. It uses Windows Server 2012 with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center 2012 with Service Pack 1 to deliver servers in two hours versus four days. This kind of efficiency helps the business grow while keeping capital and operating costs in check. WH uses Veeam Backup \u0026amp; Replication software to back up its private cloud quickly and reliably, and it uses Hyper-V Replica and other Windows Server 2012 technologies to gain low-cost disaster protection with a recovery time of hours versus days.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/19/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Thomas Duryea Consulting
  • Industries:
  • Health Provider
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Country/Region:
  • Australia
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1
  • IT Issue:
  • Private Cloud
GF Health Products   1 reviews
Manufacturer Uses Hybrid Cloud Model to Gain Increased Storage, Unprecedented Agility
4-page Case Study posted: 02/19/2014

GF Health Products is a fast-growing medical equipment manufacturer adept at using technology to speed up its business. However, a number of new technology systems caused data volumes to grow, and the company began to run out of storage space. It turned to Microsoft partner Intellinet to devise a hybrid cloud strategy. GF Health used Microsoft hybrid cloud storage to immediately expand storage, Windows Azure to provide cloud-based virtual machines for development and disaster recovery, and Windows Server 2012 R2 and Microsoft System Center 2012 R2 to fashion an on-premises private cloud environment. With this strategy, GF Health gained a nearly limitless pool of storage and freed its small IT staff to focus on solving business problems and speed server delivery. It also gained a cost-effective disaster recovery solution, which the business could never before afford.

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/19/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Intellinet
  • Industries:
  • Life Sciences, Chemicals; Oil & Gas, Mining
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Service Delivery
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Country/Region:
  • United States
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • StorSimple
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  • IT Issue:
  • Private Cloud
Paul Smith   6 reviews
Fashion Retailer Sets the Trend in Business Agility, Launches Hybrid Cloud Solution
4-page Case Study posted: 02/18/2014

Six years ago, British fashion designer Paul Smith had a goal to optimize its IT function. It sought a vendor that offered interoperable, foundational technologies with the right combination of innovation and value. Paul Smith embraced the Microsoft cloud operating system vision and built an agile, responsive global IT infrastructure, managed by only 15 people, so IT can provide efficient services to ensure that the business continues to play a leading role in the fashion industry—while keeping costs down. Along the way, Paul Smith used Windows Server, Hyper-V, and Microsoft System Center hybrid cloud and data center technologies to virtualize more than 80 percent of its servers, improve data center density by 200 percent, and save more than £840,000 (US$1.4 million) in IT costs in one year. It also reduced recovery time from 48 hours to 5 minutes for its mission-critical applications.\u0026nbsp;

  • Publication Date:
  • 02/18/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Risual
  • Industries:
  • Specialty Retail
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Service Delivery
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Country/Region:
  • United Kingdom
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft SQL Server 2008
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • StorSimple
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  • IT Issue:
  • Private Cloud
FCO Services   2 reviews
UK Government IT Services Saves Money by Running Windows and Linux Loads on Hyper-V
2 page Case Study posted: 01/22/2014

FCO (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) Services provides IT services, primarily to the UK Government. FCO Services upgraded to Windows Server 2012 R2 to gain better support for the Linux operating system with a plan to standardize on Hyper-V for both Windows and Linux workloads. FCO Services will be able to eliminate dual-hypervisor management and licensing costs and also reduce host-server memory costs by using Dynamic Memory for Linux workloads.

  • Publication Date:
  • 01/22/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Microsoft Services
  • Industries:
  • National Government Agencies
  • Business Need:
  • Cost Containment
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Country/Region:
  • United Kingdom
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Consulting Services
  • Datacenter
  • Windows Server 2012 R2
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 R2
  • IT Issue:
  • Private Cloud
Pakistan Petroleum Limited   5 reviews
Pakistan Petroleum Protects IT Systems from Disaster by Using Microsoft Private Cloud
4-page Case Study posted: 01/15/2014

Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) needed to ensure greater continuity of IT systems that the business depends on to manage well production and provide communication among geographically dispersed employees and company partners. PPL used the Windows Server 2012 Datacenter operating system and Microsoft System Center 2012 with Service Pack 1 to build a private cloud environment that provides rapid disaster recovery and IT service delivery. Starting business systems in a disaster recovery location now takes just nine minutes versus the nine hours previously required. Configuring new servers takes 10 to 15 minutes rather than three to seven days. Because it can now automate many IT processes, the IT staff has reduced its maintenance and operations work by 70 percent and has more time to focus on new projects that make the business more competitive.

  • Publication Date:
  • 01/15/2014
  • Partner(s):
  • Microsoft Services
  • Industries:
  • Life Sciences, Chemicals; Oil & Gas, Mining
  • Business Need:
  • Cloud & Server Platform
  • Service Delivery
  • Disaster Recovery
  • Country/Region:
  • Pakistan
  • Software and Services:
  • Microsoft Hyper-V
  • Windows Server 2012 Datacenter
  • Microsoft Consulting Services
  • Datacenter
  • Microsoft System Center 2012 SP1
  • IT Issue:
  • Private Cloud
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