"Deploying Windows Server 2012 has enabled us to do more with less, thereby reducing cost and enhancing considerably the ICT ROI for my organization and bringing efficiency in the use of technology to value centric proportions.” Business Needs
Ogochukwu I.F., CIO, Nigerian Airspace Management Agency
Established via Act. 48 of 1999 by the Federal Government of Nigeria, NAMA is tasked with providing safe, efficient and economic air navigation services that will meet international standards. To this end, the government agency desires to provide better service to its customers and increase efficiency within the agency by making use of cutting-edge technology through its private cloud.
Because NAMA desires to have a better ROI on its capital and resources invested in developing high-tech IT projects, the Agency therefore needed a solution that is cost-effective while at the same time, providing the benefits of cloud computing.
The agency’s other business requirements were:
make use of the most recent innovations in cloud computing
utilize the existing IT infrastructure within the agency
reduce operational and licensing costs
create a fully scalable and high density cloud environment
able to build dynamic and agile cloud solutions
Since the government agency was already utilizing a lot of Microsoft products and technologies, it became a logical step to deploy Windows Server 2012. Additionally, it contained all the features that NAMA was looking for.
Mr. Ogochukwu I.F., CIO of NAMA, was highly confident that this solution would help them fulfill their mandate. After rigorous testing, Mr. Ogochukwu was quite happy with the results.
“Deploying Windows Server 2012 has enabled us to do more with less in the Data Centre space, thereby reducing cost and enhancing considerably the ICT ROI for my organization and bringing efficiency in the use of technology to value centric proportions.”
Most of these tests revolved around:
Hyper-V Storage Migration (transfer VHDs to another location with no downtime)
NIC Teaming (allows multiple network interfaces to work together as one)
Windows Server Hyper-V (foundation for virtualization solutions)
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reduce IT costs
access to the most cutting-edge features in cloud computing
be able to utilize the agency’s existing IT infrastructure
provide better service to its customers
more focus on fulfilling the agency’s goals
high availability of the infrastructure
able to move VMs and storage with no downtime