“Our business requires that we be available to our online customers 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and Windows Server 2008 is a cost-effective solution that will help us meet that goal.”
David Granovsky, System Administrator, Leumi Card
Leumi Card offers credit cards and other financial services in Israel. In 2006, the company deployed Microsoft® Virtual Server 2005 R2 to increase hardware utilization and to configure servers with Intel processors. The company also deployed Microsoft Operations Manager 2005 to improve management of virtual and physical servers. Leumi Card wanted to improve network management, enhance security, and reduce costs.
With partner Malam-Team Group, Leumi Card tested the Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise operating system in June 2007. It used Windows® Deployment Services to simplify deployment of client operating systems. Leumi Card also installed Terminal Services features including Terminal Services RemoteApp™, Session Broker. The company plans to begin installing Windows Server 2008 in production in the first quarter of 2008 and to use Windows Deployment Services to complete deployment to more than 1,000 clients.
Leumi Card expects benefits including:
- Enhanced infrastructure management. Using the Terminal Services features, Leumi Card will be able to reduce the time spent managing its network by providing desktop functionality to production and backup sites. Leumi Card expects to reduce downtime and improve performance by 20 percent.
- Improved security. Terminal Services RemoteApp will launch only the application window, not the entire remote desktop, on client computers. It will provide Leumi Card users with highly secure access to internal applications across the corporate firewall.
- Reduced costs. Windows Server 2008 helps Leumi Card reduce the cost of ownership by lowering hardware requirements and management costs.
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Document published February 2008