"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
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
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
“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
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
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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