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Posted: 9/13/2012
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Mantrac Group Heavy Equipment Dealer Slashes Costs and Increases Productivity Using Virtualization

"Windows Server 2012 will give Mantrac Group the ability to be more responsive to our business needs and its fluctuation in computing powers. Also, there will be no hardware resources left unused, as most of these will be pooled together for a more powerful usage.”
Walid Mahmoud Omar, Group IT Services Manager, Mantrac Group

Business Needs

With offices spread across 10 countries, the IT department of Mantrac Group needed to be able to respond quickly to the demands of their subsidiaries for suitable IT systems. In many cases, these requests are urgent and require a lot of resources and time from the the IT department. It became necessary to maintain a dynamic infrastructure that is responsive as possible to the needs of the business. In order to achieve this, virtualization became a key component since it allows quick provisioning of computing power whenever and wherever it was needed.

Additionally, the IT department needed to manage its IT infrastructure effectively since these were distributed across three continents.

        • provide a high-end private cloud and virtualization solution

        • quickly deliver suitable IT systems on short notice

        • effectively manage the company's IT infrastructure

        • reduce operational and infrastructure costs

Solution

In order to meet the company’s virtualization and other requirements, the firm decided to upgrade to Windows Server 2012, with Global Brands as the implementing partner. Walid Mahmoud Omar, Group IT Services Manager, was confident that it was a step in the right direction.

“Windows Server 2012 will give Mantrac Group the ability to be more responsive to our business needs and its fluctuation in computing powers. Also, there will be no hardware resources left unused, as most of these will be pooled together for a more powerful usage.”

Implementing this solution means that the company can reduce and pool the number of its physical servers, and increase response times without sacrificing its ability to provide IT systems and virtualization solutions to the enterprise.

        • scalable and secure workloads

        • continuous availability

        • complete virtualization platform


Benefits

  • lower IT operational costs

  • reduced server and licensing costs

  • improved responsiveness to customer and business needs

  • reduced need for physical servers

  • support more VMs on available clusters

  • improved IT management

  • move VMs and storage with no downtime

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Solution Overview



Organization Size: 1000 employees

Organization Profile
Mantrac Group is the authorized dealer of Caterpillar (CAT) construction machines, power systems and material-handling equipment in 10 countries. It also provides customer support for CAT products.

Software and Services
  • Windows Server
  • Windows Server 2012

Vertical Industries
Heavy Construction

Country/Region
Egypt

Languages
English

Partner(s)
Global Brands

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