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;