Power Generation & Engineering Services Company (PGESCo) is an independent firm that designs and develops Egypt’s power stations. PGESCo staff use several line-of-business applications-including engineering design applications, enterprise resource planning solutions, and Oracle document management software-for project planning and construction. The firm relies on a high performing data center to support its demanding work. As PGESCo took on more complex projects, it recognized that the firm needed to:
Virtualize its data center to consolidate servers and enhance performance
Optimize infrastructure management tools to lower operations spend
Reduce power, cooling, and space costs
PGESCo consolidated its server infrastructure using the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology. Business-critical applications, including the Oracle document management solution and engineering applications, run in the environment, which uses three physical servers to run up to 30 virtual machines. The company deployed the Microsoft System Center suite of management tools to support rapid deployment of operating systems, applications, and software and hardware updates across the physical and virtual desktop platform.
Power, cooling, and storage costs are reduced by 40 percent.
Operating costs are 35 percent lower because staff can manage the data center more efficiently.
Performance is increased without additional hardware purchases, saving 40 percent of the yearly budget.
IT team supports new business initiatives quickly with automated desktop tools.
Employees can provision servers in two hours rather than weeks.
Data center uses less energy, helping PGESCo meet social responsibility targets.
Business continuity is enhanced with virtualization and automated failover.
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