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  • 1800GOTJUNK With strategic plans to grow its number of franchises across North America, 1-800-GOT-JUNK? needed to ensure that its IT and server infrastructure could scale to handle growth. Upon review of several IT options, the company determined that Microsoft® Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V was the most cost-effective way to improve its IT environment.
    11/2009
  • Active 24 Active 24 wanted to satisfy customer demand by offering a service that could support both Active Server Pages (ASP) and Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP) scripting languages. It implemented the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V virtualisation technology.
    06/2009
  • Adhost Adhost wanted to build a new cloud solution to deliver additional value and meet their customer's evolving needs. After evaluating several virtualization technologies for building their new cloud offering, including VMware, Adhost chose to build their cloud using Microsoft virtualization and cloud technologies, with Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager as the foundation.
    06/2010
  • Aena Aeropuertos Españoles y Navegación Aérea (Aena) saw its data centres running out of space and energy bills increasing as the business developed. It wanted to virtualise its Windows Server environments and find an easy-to-manage, cost-effective solution for maximising availability.
    06/2010
  • Alamance Regional Medical Center (ARMC) The goal for ARMC was to manage 75 applications for 2,200 PC and thin client users, while accelerating deployments and upgrades and reducing costs. They implemented Microsoft SoftGrid application virtualization and dynamic streaming solution.
    12/2006
  • ALAN Continued growth at the company resulted in a number of business challenges. Expenditure on hardware was increasing because the company had to buy more servers . ALAN wanted to extend the use of virtual servers to reverse the trend. After evaluating a number of solutions, ALAN deployed Hyper-V technology as part of the 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise.
    03/2010
  • Amer Group The increasing complexity and support costs of its Red Hat Linux system prompted Egypt-based Amer Group to migrate to a complete Microsoft infrastructure, including Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
    04/2010
  • American Savings Bank American Savings Bank faced increased costs for technology hardware, software licensing, power consumption, and server management. Using Hyper-V virtualization technology in the Windows Server 2008 operating system, the bank is consolidating its server environment and reducing hardware, software, operations, and ownership costs in its data centers.
    09/2008
  • Applied Innovations Applied Innovations needed to accommodate a request for 500 server instances. The company deployed 500 virtual machines on 24 rack servers running the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V, managed with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    03/2010
  • Apps4Rent Apps4Rent wanted to expand its virtualized environment to reduce operating costs and improve customer service. As technicians were unhappy with its VMware solution, Apps4Rent looked for an alternative. Apps4Rent decided to deploy the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system with Hyper-V to develop an easy-to-use, cost-effective virtualized environment.
    04/2010
  • Appserv By using Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services, Appserv eliminated time-consuming compatibility testing, deployed applications up to 75 percent faster, and enhanced its business continuity efforts. The company also reduced the number of server computers, rack space, and electricity needed to run applications—enabling it to keep costs low and price its services competitively.
    03/2010
  • Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority The Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) is responsible for governing the duty-free Aqaba Special Economic Zone (ASEZ). Businesses expect round-the-clock services supported by the most up-to-date technologies possible, so ASEZA deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 for a stable IT environment and to save money.
    04/2010
  • Ardentec Ardentec was experiencing software version and compatibility issues, as well as lengthy desktop setup times, system security concerns, and other management challenges. Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 helped them resolve these issues.
    12/2008
  • Ascom Ascom wanted to accelerate the quality and consistency of customer deployments. Working with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Full Circle Technology, the company realised that Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V would help with deployment and be the ideal environment on which clients could run its monitoring solution.
    02/2010
  • Ashfield In2Focus The rapidly growing company wanted to implement a scalable, flexible solution to accommodate new business requirements. Ashfield In2Focus deployed a virtualised infrastructure based on Hyper-V, part of the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2 operating systems.
    04/2010
  • AspenTech AspenTech wanted to reduce deployment time of aspenONE to allow process manufacturing customers to leverage new software capabilities more quickly, while streamlining interoperability testing and version upgrades. By using Microsoft Application Virtualization, they cut deployment time of the aspenONE solution from months to just weeks by eliminating application installation conflicts and lengthy regression testing.
    09/2008
  • Audit Bureau Qatar The Audit Bureau Qatar is in charge of auditing the entire public sector, including financial institutions funded by the government. The department, which has 200 employees, wanted to become the leading audit bureau in the region for IT security, by building a more secure and reliable infrastructure.
    06/2010
  • Avanade Avanade had too many underutilized servers and a steady proliferation of new servers, which increased data center costs and limited the IT department's responsiveness to business needs. To reduce hardware costs and boost responsiveness, they implemented a virtualization solution using the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology and x64 servers from Sun Microsystems.
    10/2008
  • Avanade To put a halt to runaway server growth and rising data center costs, Avanade deployed the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system with the Hyper-V virtualization technology. It is virtualizing even its most demanding workloads, including databases running the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data management software.
    01/2010
  • Ayala Corporation Founded in 1834, Ayala Corporation is a renowned, highly diversified holding company based in the Philippines. Using the Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system with Hyper-V technology and several Microsoft System Center products, Ayala consolidated physical servers by more than 60 percent and reduced server rack space requirements by half.
    02/2010
  • Bank of Montreal BMO Capital Markets, the North American corporate and investment banking division of BMO Financial Group (originally known as Bank of Montreal) wanted to remain competitive and enter into the Asia Pacific market. They are upgrading their IT environment to 64-bit technology and will be deploying Windows Server 2008 after February 2008. Based on results generated by using Windows Server 2008 in production and testing environments, they expect the remote access and application publishing capabilities of Windows Server 2008, along with enhanced server consolidation and better monitoring, to reduce physical server hardware requirements by 30 percent and save hundreds of thousands of dollars.
    02/2008
  • Banque de Luxembourg Banque de Luxembourg wanted to consolidate data centers for faster solution delivery, slower server hardware acquisition, and control of IT costs. They implemented a virtualization platform of 50 Hyper-V–based virtual machines in a high-availability configuration on 7 servers, based on Windows Server 2008.
    09/2008
  • Banverket ICT Banverket ICT wanted to improve data center agility and delivery of virtual applications to attract new customers and better serve existing ones. They deployed an integrated Microsoft server, desktop, and application virtualization solution and began using Microsoft System Center products to manage their virtualized IT environment to achieve a more responsive data center.
    10/2008
  • Baptist Health Baptist Health needed a reliable way to simplify and accelerate application deployment, eliminate application conflicts, and ensure the continuity of mission-critical services. Baptist Health virtualized its application environment with Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V), part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance.
    02/2009
  • Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon Barge Waggoner Sumner & Cannon needed to collaborate across geographically dispersed offices but faced challenges regarding document version control, information access, and lost productivity as employees moved among offices. The firm deployed ProjectWise collaboration software and integrated it with Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 for document and process management. Another key element of the solution is Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization, which the IT staff uses to virtualize applications and deliver them as an on-demand, streaming service to desktop users.
    04/2008
  • BASF IT Services The Desktop Services business unit at BASF IT Services used automatic software distribution to deploy applications and updates to its customers' PCs, but security testing was delaying their availability. BASF IT Services adopted Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization, a solution that disassociates applications from the operating system, making it possible to deliver applications dynamically, without physical installation.
    02/2008
  • Bethel Park School District Bethel Park School District (BPSD) now uses Microsoft Application Virtualization to virtualize its application environment, reducing application provisioning time from one week to one day, enabling applications to be portable among computers and schools, and greatly improving license management. The district now has a reliable, highly manageable application environment that delivers better service to teachers, and it cuts the time that technicians spend on application-related issues by 400 percent.
    02/2010
  • BMW Group BMW needed to reduce the time, manual effort, and costs required to test, package, and deploy applications. Microsoft Application Virtualization made it possible to virtualize applications and remove the need for outsourced packaging experts and installation technicians.
    05/2010
  • Borroughs Corporation The two-person IT department sought a single management solution for its physical and virtual environment, and it wanted to eliminate manual, reactive processes in favor of proactive management. Borroughs implemented Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 to manage both its client and physical and virtual infrastructures.
    04/2010
  • Bouygues Construction Paris-based Bouygues Construction experienced high costs and complex administration due to server proliferation. They decided to implement the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    09/2008
  • Brembo Brembo wanted to deploy a Microsoft Office 2007 suite but found that some existing applications were incompatible. Brembo then used Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) to virtualize these applications and achieved a successful Office 2007 rollout.
    12/2008
  • Brick Township Board of Education A VMware solution at the board did not support the IT department's goals to expand its virtualized environment, cut data center costs, and simplify the management of physical and virtual assets. The board replaced its VMware virtualization solution with Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V virtualization technology.
    08/2009
  • Bridgestone Australia Ltd. Bridgestone relies on its e-mail system for order fulfillment and other business-critical activities. Bridgestone evaluated and began deploying high-availability features—particularly failover clustering—in Windows Server 2008. In the company's tests, automatic recovery of its Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 enterprise messaging system required less than 20 minutes.
    01/2008
  • Britannia Building Society By deploying the Windows Server 2008 operating system with its integrated Hyper-V virtualisation technology, Britannia Building Society has shown how virtualisation?as well as providing a software testing environment?can support business-critical activities across an entire organisation.
    05/2009
  • Caja de Compensacion Compensar Compensar and Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Cenet needed to reduce MiPlanilla.com hardware and IT management costs while improving business continuity and providing a foundation for site expansion. MiPlanilla.com was virtualized using Windows Server 2008 Datacenter with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Virtualized Microsoft SQL Server and Microsoft BizTalk Server software provide data support and process integration.
    03/2009
  • Caja Madrid Caja Madrid bank needed to redesign its Active Directory infrastructure to meet new business requirements for server performance and maintainability. With the help of their technology partners, they deployed the enhanced Active Directory features in Windows Server 2008.
    02/2008
  • Calcados Marte Calçados Marte needed to improve management and availability of its IT environment, optimize performance, and create a more flexible, cost-effective environment that could handle growing business needs. Using Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center products, Calçados Marte improved productivity, simplified management, and cut costs.
    09/2009
  • California State University The CSU Chancellor's Office, which supports 75 applications for 600 desktops, wanted to accelerate and simplify application deployment and management while minimizing security risks. They implemented Microsoft Application Virtualization.
    12/2008
  • Caltrol Caltrol had a disconnected server environment and physical servers that were aging, unreliable, and inefficient. They implemented Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and virtual servers to reduce hardware and build a business continuity environment.
    07/2009
  • Care New England Care New England needed an easier way to handle its myriad applications, many of which could not coexist on the same computer. It decided on a virtualization solution, deploying the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack to take advantage of Application Virtualization (App-V) 4.5.
    04/2009
  • Caspian Pipeline Consortium Space constraints and limited power supplies restricted the growth of branch offices. With a small IT staff and decentralized administration, CPC looked for an easy-to-manage, reliable solution. To improve scalability and ensure continuous availability, CPC is deploying a virtual server environment that includes Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 running on Windows Server 2008.
    04/2009
  • Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario The Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario (CDSBEO) found it challenging to efficiently manage PCs across 50 schools; distance was a constant issue. The School Board Received top marks after implementing Microsoft Application Virtualization.
    01/2010
  • CDW CDW wanted to reduce the burden on staff members by providing a fast, simple, and reliable way to handle application deployment. By using Microsoft Application Virtualization, CDW reduced application packaging time by more than 90 percent and delivered applications in one-third of the time previously required.
    02/2010
  • Central Bank of Brazil Having successfully deployed a virtualization solution based on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2, the Central Bank was ready to expand its virtualized environment and to improve the efficiency of server management. To more flexibly manage its physical and virtual server resources, the bank deployed Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    02/2009
  • Central Bible College "Server sprawl" complicated the management of Central Bible College's IT infrastructure, presenting challenges in systems administration, power and cooling, the use of physical space, and reliability. The College moved to a virtualized environment based on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2.
    04/2010
  • Charlton School Charlton School needed to update its information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure. The school built an infrastructure using Microsoft Application Virtualization version 4.5, part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, to provide state-of-the-art learning resources.
    04/2009
  • Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service The IT team at Cheshire Fire and Rescue Service wanted to ensure continued compliance with the United Kingdom (U.K.) government's Civil Contingencies Act and roll out a new disaster recovery data centre. By deploying the Windows Server® 2008 R2 operating system and Hyper-V™ virtualisation technology, the team has not only achieved this goal, but it also expects to reduce hardware support costs by 80 per cent, cut server electricity costs by 77 per cent, and reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 36 tonnes.
    10/2009
  • Chester Zoo Chester Zoo needed high availability computing. IT administrators virtualised IT systems using the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system to provide a stable environment for important data that can be easily accessed.
    10/2009
  • City of Biel With 190 applications in use, the City of Biel needed a more efficient way of distributing software to its client computers and maintaining software inventories across the organization. They implemented Microsoft Application Virtualization, a component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP). Applications are now streamed dynamically from a server to the client computers, and software inventories are automated.
    09/2008
  • City of Karlsruhe Constantly needing to install new applications and updates demanded significant time and resources from the City of Karlsruhe's IT department. Microsoft Application Virtualization transforms applications into virtual services available over a network. This translates into fewer conflicts, reduced compatibility test costs, and the ability to offer applications dynamically.
    07/2008
  • City of Uppsala The city of Uppsala wanted better protection against unauthorized access and malware attacks for its administration network. The city evaluated Windows Server 2008 Network Access Protection in a test environment with plans to complete a pilot and continue the rest of the deployment in 2008. The city expects to see significant improvements in system security and stability and also anticipates that the solution will help lower IT administration costs.
    02/2008
  • City of Zurich The City of Zurich is optimizing its IT infrastructure by bringing its 15,000 PCs and notebooks spread across 60 service departments in line with one common standard. They are using Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 not only to install Windows Vista and the 2007 Microsoft Office system, but also for subsequent central configuration and maintenance. The City will also realize faster deployment, easier provisioning, and better management with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP).
    02/2008
  • Claranet Claranet wanted to help customers improve availability while controlling costs. To meet those needs, Claranet deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 including Hyper-V technology.
    11/2009
  • Clarian Health Partners Clarian Health Partners wanted to enable anywhere access for roaming users while expediting application deployments and operating system updates. They implemented Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization.
    06/2007
  • COFIDIS Portugal COFIDIS Portugal sells consumer-credit products both directly and through outside resellers. These partners require secure access to company programs without costly virtual private networks. Employees also need remote access to remain productive. COFIDIS Portugal chose Windows Server 2008 to provide this crucial access through Terminal Services.
    06/2008
  • Combell Combell deployed Windows Server 2008 to help improve efficiency, but it was interested in additional virtualization and management enhancements. To meet its needs, Combell chose to deploy Windows Server 2008 R2.
    10/2009
  • Community Medical Centers Community Medical Centers had more than 350 applications to maintain and support. Excessive application conflicts were reducing productivity for users and for network and application administrators. They are using the Microsoft Application Virtualization component in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack to package new and updated applications.
    07/2008
  • Computacenter Computacenter Germany looked for tools to simplify critical operations such as Active Directory recovery and operating system deployment, and they also wanted to improve network security. They are implementing solutions based on Windows Server 2008, including Active Directory Domain Services, Windows Deployment Services, Network Access Protection, and Terminal Services.
    02/2008
  • Comune di Roma Comune di Roma wanted to consolidate servers for its new data center and centralize a managed test environment to efficiently deploy new software. After deploying Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, IT staff will be able to virtualize servers for the data center to save hardware costs, increase application availability, and drive business agility.
    11/2008
  • Confederation of Danish Industry Confederation of Danish Industry needed to more efficiently deploy servers while reducing the amount of hardware needed and ensuring IT could easily manage the environment. Using Windows Server 2008 Datacenter with Hyper-V and the Microsoft System Center suite, they cut the time needed to deploy servers, reduced the amount of physical servers in its data center, and simplified IT management.
    07/2009
  • Continental Airlines To expand its virtualized server and desktop infrastructure, Continental Airlines deployed a beta release of Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter to increase system uptime and save money.
    04/2009
  • Convergent Computing Convergent Computing (CCO) wanted to improve remote network access for its mobile users. Using the DirectAccess and BranchCache features in Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7, CCO has simplified remote connection to its network and sped the downloading of important files.
    04/2009
  • Copa Airlines Copa Airlines is an international air carrier based in Panama that is well known for its customer service. Copa deployed a virtualization solution using Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, saving in hardware costs and gaining high-availability for key applications.
    09/2008
  • Cox Communications Cox Communications wanted to create a more dynamic desktop infrastructure. Cox uses Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 and Microsoft Application Virtualization to manage its 27,500 desktop computers more cost-effectively.
    05/2009
  • Crutchfield Crutchfield had reached the limits of its VMware solution, which stymied corporate plans for additional hardware consolidation, cost cutting at the data center, and improved business continuity. Crutchfield replaced its VMware virtualization solution with Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and the Hyper-V virtualization technology.
    08/2009
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock had already trimmed server costs using virtualization but wanted to eliminate even more servers, further reduce costs, and move demanding and highly available applications to a virtual environment. They implemented the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology and manages its virtualization environment with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    06/2008
  • Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center DHMC wanted to replace a proprietary e-mail messaging system with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 without adding to server sprawl and needed to meet a tight deadline. They used the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology to create an 8,000-user Exchange Server 2007 environment plus a test environment.
    03/2010
  • Dean Evans and Associates Dean Evans and Associates wanted to trim technology cost without hurting business agility. The company turned to Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V virtualization technology to curb server proliferation and increase responsiveness to customers.
    02/2009
  • Decision Logic The company recently upgraded and re-architected their data center to a cloud-based approach, using Microsoft virtualization and cloud technologies, with Microsoft Windows Server® 2008 R2 Hyper-V and System Center Virtual Machine Manager as the foundation. The upgrade has allowed the company to move to 99.99% uptime, reduced hardware costs by 75%, and opened new revenue opportunities.
    06/2010
  • Del Monte Foods Del Monte Foods wanted to reduce the cost of testing new technologies for deployment. They initiated a policy that all test projects would use virtualization technology and has started deploying virtual servers into its production environment.
    09/2008
  • Dell Dell technology services company developed a sequencing service for companies that use Microsoft Application Virtualization, part of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, to help customers save time and money.
    06/2009
  • DGC One DGC One wanted to simplify management of internal operations and customer hosting network infrastructure. They also wanted to more effectively safeguard their network from noncompliant client computers. They tested Windows Server 2008 within their own network to gain expertise with the operating system before deploying it for hosted customer networks.
    06/2008
  • Digiturk As it grew, DIGITURK needed to curb server expenses and improve server health monitoring and security. DIGITURK deployed Microsoft System Center Server Management Suite Enterprise and Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology to gain an efficient, available, and cost-effective core infrastructure.
    08/2009
  • Dinsmore & Shohl Dinsmore & Stohl has to deliver unfailing e-mail service to 400 attorneys while keeping operating costs in check. The firm implemented Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V virtualization technology to centralize and consolidate servers reducing the firm's electrical costs by U.S.$8,300 annually, and reduced ongoing server expenses by 20 percent.
    04/2009
  • District Computers To improve availability and offer new hosting services, District Computers implemented Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V. As a result, the company has achieved 99.999 percent availability and expanded its business opportunities.
    05/2010
  • Dundee City Council Dundee City Council wanted to transform a costly, departmentally-run IT infrastructure into an efficient, centrally managed environment. They implemented Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization for Terminal Services.
    05/2007
  • Durham District School Board The Durham District School Board sought a better way to deploy and manage applications in order to give the 10 IT department technicians time to consider other issues such as network management. The school board implemented Microsoft Application Virtualization. Now applications are served to PCs virtually, so it is easier and more cost effective for the board to manage applications.
    11/2008
  • East Lothian Council Lothian Council needed to expand its existing hardware capacity, but wanted to avoid the cost of a major computer room upgrade. They deployed the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with integrated Hyper-V virtualisation technology.
    10/2009
  • Edipower Edipower wanted to cut data center management costs, reduce the number of physical servers it operated, and optimize system flexibility and maintenance to best serve its business requirements. The company used Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V virtualization technology to consolidate its server environment, reduce downtime, conserve energy, and streamline the deployment of new services.
    03/2009
  • EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services After struggling with disparate IT technologies based on Red Hat Linux, EmpireCLS Worldwide Chauffeured Services decided to transform its infrastructure using Windows Server 2008 R2 and HP hardware.
    10/2009
  • Endeavour International Corporation Endeavour needed an efficient way to scale its infrastructure to support business growth, while creating an easy-to-manage, reliable environment. With the help of Indigo Technologies, Endeavour created a high-availability virtual environment using Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
    02/2010
  • eTelecare Global Solutions eTelecare is the point of first contact for customers of some of the world's most recognizable brands. To give these customers the best possible experience, eTelecare needs IT systems that operate with nearly continuous uptime.
    02/2008
  • ETH Zurich The Institute of Microbiology at ETH Zurich wanted a more flexible, streamlined deployment process for client software. They installed Windows Server 2008 to take advantage of Windows Deployment Services.
    04/2008
  • Eurodata Systems Based in the United Kingdom (U.K.), award-winning Microsoft Unified Communications specialist Eurodata offers systems integration services to mid-market and enterprise organisations. The solutions provider was an early adopter of Windows Server 2008 R2.
    06/2010
  • Eurosport Eurosport wanted to consolidate its database infrastructure to achieve a lower total cost of ownership (TCO), deploy compression to reduce storage needs, and enhance reporting. The company upgraded to Microsoft SQL Server 2008 Enterprise (64-bit) running on Windows Server 2008 for 64-Bit Systems. Using the Hyper-V feature of Windows Server 2008 it consolidated from 27 servers to 2.
    04/2010
  • Eurovia Services With a brief to roll out a specialist construction application to 1,700 employees, Eurovia needed a solution for centralized, "zero-touch" deployment. It chose Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization technology, which gives users fast, reliable access to the latest applications and reduces compatibility testing requirements for IT staff.
    01/2008
  • Explorer Pipeline With a lean IT infrastructure group of four people, Explorer Pipeline is always looking for new ways to increase IT efficiency and improve its ability to proactively resolve potential issues. The company consolidated and virtualized several of its servers and implemented Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 to manage both its client and physical and virtual server infrastructures.
    04/2010
  • Fabric Technologies Fabric Technologies needed to find both an environmentally friendly and cost-effective way of running the latest versions of line-of-business applications. Fabric deployed Remote Desktop Services through Windows Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft operating system Windows 7, streamlining systems and removing the need to replace ageing hardware.
    10/2009
  • Fairfax County Public Schools The large school district needed to streamline application delivery and management, cut deployment time, support teachers transitioning to new applications, and provide flexible access to applications. The district deployed Microsoft Application Virtualization to one high school and plans to extend the service to additional schools.
    03/2009
  • Fasthosts Fasthosts provides hosting services to individuals and businesses in the U.K. and United States. Eager to better meet customer needs and expand its business, Fasthosts deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Hyper-V technology and created a virtual private server (VPS) offering.
    06/2010
  • Florida International University The university reduced application update time from one day to one hour, controlled the applications that users access without time-consuming scripting, simplified software upgrades, and deployed computer-intensive applications that previously could not run in the terminal services environment.
    02/2010
  • Fontys Hogescholen Fontys centrally manage 350 applications for 9,200 workstations and laptops. Their goals were to accelerate deployments and improve availability, extend service levels, and improve TCO. As part of their solution, they implemented Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization.
    04/2007
  • Fpweb.net Fpweb.net wanted to expand its virtualized environment to reduce data center costs and improve server manageability and customer service. Fpweb.net chose the Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system with Hyper-V over VMware to develop a cost-effective virtualized environment.
    10/2009
  • Fpweb.net Fpweb.net wanted to reduce high server and management costs and gain more agility and high availability in deploying SharePoint Products and Technologies, without sacrificing performance. The company deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to create a dynamic SharePoint hosting environment.
    04/2010
  • FranklinCovey Company FranklinCovey wanted to improve efficiency and reduce costs by separating their operations without doubling their IT budgets. They set up a separate virtualized environment on Windows Server 2008 Datacenter with Hyper-V and used Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services to host remote connectivity applications
    09/2009
  • Freelance World Freelance World deployed a virtualised environment supported by the Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system with Hyper-V technology. The enterprise-scale solution is set to help employees respond faster to clients' needs, support business growth, and help the company defy current global economic trends.
    05/2009
  • Gartmore Gartmore needed to reduce server costs and find a cost-effective way to put servers in branch offices to achieve higher application performance. To consolidate servers and centralize server management, Gartmore deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    09/2008
  • Gazprom Neft In today's difficult economic environment, all companies seek ways to cut business costs. One of the possibilities for serious economizing in the field of information technologies can be reduction of costs on infrastructure, that is, on management of desktop computers and servers. That is precisely what Gazprom Neft Company did by implementing the Microsoft Hyper-V technology.
    09/2009
  • General Mills General Mills wanted to broaden employees' technology options but needed to first gain better control of its 20,000 client computers and automate routine desktop management chores. General Mills deployed Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R2 SP2 and Microsoft Application Virtualization to automate software deployment and better meet user needs.
    04/2010
  • General Organization for Youth and Sports GOYS wanted to reduce the cost of managing its expanding data center and simplify the provision of IT services to outlying branch offices. GOYS chose a Microsoft virtualization and server management solution to achieve a cost-effective, centrally-managed IT environment.
    03/2010
  • Getronics Getronics is rolling out Windows 7 and plans to take advantage of several technologies included in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) for Software Assurance. Getronics will use MDOP desktop virtualization software, called Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization (MED-V), to enable employees to use their personal computers for work. Using MED-V, the IT staff can create managed virtual machines within one client computer.
    04/2009
  • Godrej Sara Lee (GSL) GSLL wanted to upgrade its IT server infrastructure and desktop computers, while managing its technology resources more efficiently. GSLL embraced the Microsoft virtualization technology to standardize and consolidate its IT infrastructure.
    05/2010
  • GoIWx To speed up its customer on-boarding processes and simplify data center management, GoIWx wanted to expedite system deployment and use virtualization to replace physical hardware with virtual servers. GoIWx used the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters in conjunction with Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V to automate server provisioning and simplify customer on-boarding.
    04/2010
  • Grad Osijek City Council The server environment at Grad Osijek City Council made it time-consuming and expensive to deploy software. The council's IT team worked with Integra Group to virtualise its infrastructure using Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V.
    08/2009
  • Hamilton Farm Bureau HFB was experiencing rapid business growth. It needed a way to boost the availability and reliability of IT systems that had grown faster than the ability of the IT department to maintain and upgrade them. HFB consolidated 14 server computers to 4 by adopting the Microsoft virtualization technology in Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V.
    06/2010
  • HASSELL HASSELL uses niche design packages, some of which are highly complex and very expensive. However, usage is intermittent and licences limited, so technicians had to de-install and re-install the package on different desktops. HASSELL virtualised its primary creative design application suite using Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5. By linking the suite to staff user IDs in Active Directory, it became available to staff wherever and whenever they logged in and allowed ICT support to deploy to new users instantaneously.
    05/2009
  • Heidelberger Druckmaschinen The world's leading manufacturer of sheet-fed offset printing press systems, Heidelberg relies on thousands of personal computers to help its employees to work as productively as possible in a highly competitive industry. As part of a companywide initiative to unify, manage, and regularly update the personal computer environment, Heidelberg wanted to ease a planned migration to the Windows Vista operating system, manage computers more efficiently, and reduce the cost and time associated with application delivery and management. The company deployed Microsoft Application Virtualization to deliver applications as services and manage personal computer environments throughout the enterprise. Using the new technology, Heidelberg reduced application packaging time more than 50 percent, realized a 40 percent cost savings, empowered its IT staff, and accelerated application repair processes.
    12/2008
  • Hello! Magazine By implementing Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and SUSE Linux Enterprise Server from Novell, Hello! Magazine now has a more flexible infrastructure, enabling increased server utilization, easy redeployment of server resources, and improved business continuity.
    06/2010
  • Holy Spirit University (USEK) To continue to offer the latest technology, the university virtualized its IT infrastructure with the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system, providing a cost-effective, stable environment that will grow with the university's future demands.
    02/2010
  • Hörby Kommun Hörby Kommun's IT department needed to simplify its IT infrastructure and improve overall system security. The department also sought to improve system collaboration capabilities. They deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system, which simplifies IT management, improves system security, and provides federation capabilities. The municipality will benefit from reduced costs based on the solution's virtualization and consolidation features.
    01/2008
  • Hostbasket Hostbasket wanted to improve its competitiveness and profitability by implementing new services faster and reducing server-related costs. They are using the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology to offer competitive hosting services and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to simplify server management.
    09/2008
  • Hostway To curb server proliferation, reduce hardware and setup costs and improve availability, the Hostway Enterprise Services division used the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system, the Hyper-V technology, Microsoft System Center data center solutions, and the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosting to create an on-demand, dedicated virtual server offering
    11/2009
  • Hostway Korea Hostway Korea wanted to improve remote access to its network and increase server capacity without adding data center space. To meet those needs, Hostway is deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 with DirectAccess and Hyper-V.
    10/2009
  • HotSchedules HotSchedules wanted to sustain robust growth while reducing costs, consolidating their server environment, maximizing network performance, and increasing the efficiency of their network administration. They deployed Windows Server 2008 featuring Hyper-V virtualization technology to virtualize the existing environment, which can now host up to 19 virtual machines on each physical server.
    09/2008
  • HP Finland HP Finland wanted an alternative virtualization solution so they could: Simplify and streamline data center operations; reduce the operational costs of running a virtualization environment; and provide better customer service. They are participating in a Microsoft Rapid Deployment Program (RDP) to evaluate a new solution based on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization technology, and they are also evaluating the beta version of Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    06/2008
  • Humber College With 60 computer labs and more than 80 operating system images, the college found it challenging to deploy applications quickly and to manage image size. It used Microsoft Application Virtualization to virtualize 60 applications.
    06/2009
  • Hungary's Office for Employment and Social Affairs Hungary's Office for Employment and Social Affairs (whose abbreviation is FSZH) supports the IT requirements of the Public Employment Service, which operates almost 200 offices throughout Hungary. The FSZH was managing a central infrastructure of more than 300 physical servers, straining the space, power, and cooling capacity of its data center. The infrastructure was expensive, inefficient, and lacked versatility.
    06/2010
  • IDC Frontier To expand its business by offering on-demand computing resources, IDC Frontier needed to find an easy-to-manage, cost-effective way to increase its data center capacity. IDC Frontier used the Hyper-V virtualization technology included in the Windows Server 2008 operating system to help launch the NOAH Platform Service, a comprehensive on-demand IT resource service.
    05/2010
  • Ikoula Ikoula sought an alternative offering to low-cost dedicated servers. It deployed both the Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system, with integrated Hyper-V technology, and the Microsoft System Center family of system management products. Now, the company provides a better service to its customers and aims to reduce its operational costs by 33 per cent.
    05/2009
  • INA INA is a Croatian oil company. Its IT staff did not have efficient tools for testing and upgrading software, which slowed deployment to the production environment. Staff also had problems accessing information from an aging file server. INA deployed Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ and automated its test environment to ensure timely application upgrades. It virtualized the file server to provide high availability, ensuring consistent information access.
    09/2008
  • Indiana University Indiana University's Auxiliary Information Technology (AIT) department was deluged with new-service requests and servers. They wanted to reduce server sprawl and setup work, and increase server availability. They are using Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center solutions to reduce servers using clustered virtual machines and simplify server management.
    11/2008
  • Indiana University With a complex application deployment process that often took more than a month and resulted in installation failures, the university's Auxiliary Information Technology (AIT) Infrastructure department needed an easier, faster, and more reliable way to support application delivery. By using Microsoft Application Virtualization, AIT reduced application update time by more than 90 percent and eliminated the need to test applications for compatibility, while enabling it to deploy updates on an as-needed basis instead of once every several months.
    02/2010
  • Indiana University Auxiliary Information Technology The university's Auxiliary Information Technology (AIT) department had virtualized its IT environment, but it still had issues with virtual server downtime and virtual machine failover cluster management. AIT deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter, which includes the Live Migration feature.
    10/2009
  • Ingersoll Rand Ingersoll Rand is a global manufacturing company with diverse product lines. Recent growth by acquisition contributed to an already decentralized, heterogeneous IT infrastructure. To simplify management of its global IT environment, Ingersoll Rand standardized on Microsoft® technologies and deployed a virtualization solution using Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ that spans servers and desktops across the enterprise.
    02/2009
  • Integrated Community Oncology Network ICON's tape-based data backup solution was not providing round-the-clock continuous data protection and ease of recovery that the organization required. By deploying DPM 2007, ICON is now able to ensure the safety of its data—particularly on virtual servers, conduct point-in-time recoveries, and focus IT resources on higher-value activities.
    12/2008
  • Jackson Energy Authority Jackson Energy Authority wanted to virtualize more servers and improve application availability so employees weren't disrupted while serving customers. They joined the Rapid Deployment Program deploying Terminal Services in a Hyper-V environment so that they could retire the existing solution and improve business application availability.
    09/2008
  • Jefferson County Public Schools Based in Louisville, Jefferson County Public Schools is the largest school district in the state of Kentucky. Operating in an economic downturn, the district felt pressure to reduce costs without affecting classroom learning. The IT department responded by looking for a solution to contain server sprawl, standardize a disparate server infrastructure across more than 150 schools, and centralize IT management. To achieve these goals, it deployed the Windows Server 2008 Datacenter operating system and the Hyper-V virtualization technology.
    10/2009
  • Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz operates a disparate IT environment and needed to ensure that the most current technology was centrally available to staff and students. To improve IT management, they are implementing a solution based on Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
    02/2008
  • Joyce Meyer Ministries With a growing global presence, JMM wanted to reduce technology costs while also giving remote offices more technology services. JMM chose the Windows Server 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system with Hyper-V over VMware to cost-effectively multiply remote server resources and create a disaster-recovery site.
    01/2010
  • Karlsruhe Institute of Technology By using Microsoft Application Virtualization, Steinbuch Centre for Computing (SCC) reduced the time needed to provision applications by 60 percent and simplified application management—from deployments and updates to upgrades and removals.
    02/2010
  • Kent School District The school district wanted to quickly deploy and efficiently manage applications in a growing computing environment, and provide teachers and students enhanced service, without adding IT staff. They implemented Microsoft Application which allowed them to meet these goals.
    03/2008
  • Kent School District Kent School District needed to quickly deploy and efficiently manage applications in a growing computing environment, and provide teachers and students enhanced service, without adding IT staff. They are using Microsoft Application Virtualization to accelerate and simplify application provisioning and management, and provide more flexible, responsive service.
    03/2008
  • Kentucky Department of Education The Kentucky Department of Education had to provide new technology services in the face of severe budget cuts and wanted to use virtualization to reduce server burden and guide school districts in solving similar problems. They are using the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology to consolidate physical servers and Microsoft System Center solutions to streamline server management.
    08/2008
  • Kolektor Group Rapid growth caused the Kolektor data center to expand rapidly, sending server costs skyward. Kolektor found that server virtualization with VMware was getting expensive, and VMware management tools were inadequate. Kolektor switched from VMware to the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system with Hyper-V, and used Microsoft System Center data center solutions to manage its workloads.
    03/2010
  • Kommunale Informationsverarbeitung Baden-Franken (KIVBF) KIVBF needed to install new software on 2,000 PCs overnight to enable its customers to issue enhanced, second-generation passports with digital fingerprints. They deployed Microsoft Application Virtualization and experienced easier upgrades, increased application stability, and fewer support requests.
    11/2008
  • KPIT Cummins KPIT Cummins wanted to cut capex and opex expenses, reduce the number of physical servers it operated, and optimize system flexibility and maintenance to best serve its business requirements. KPIT Cummins implemented a virtualization solution centered on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology to consolidate hardware, minimize rack space and ownership and software cost.
    03/2010
  • Kroll Factual Data Kroll Factual Data has the largest known Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 environment. They wanted to more efficiently manage it and enhance disaster recovery. They evaluated Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager and are using it to manage Microsoft Virtual Server–based virtual machines, accelerate and improve virtual machine provisioning, and streamline disaster recovery.
    06/2008
  • Kroll Factual Data Kroll Factual Data wanted to reduce its servers to minimize management work, costs, and time required to deliver new services. It also wanted to speed the process of integrating acquired firms. Kroll Factual Data virtualized its data center using Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and Hyper-V technology. It also uses Microsoft System Center data center solutions to simplify IT management.
    04/2009
  • Lafarge North America Lafarge North America needed a cost-effective solution to reduce network security risks at branch offices while increasing the efficiency of centralized server administration. They became an early adopter of Windows Server 2008 Enterprise to test the enhanced features of the Server Core installation option, read-only domain controller, and Terminal Services.
    06/2008
  • Lancashire Constabulary Lancashire Constabulary needed to support frontline policing more effectively by giving officers easier remote access to segregated networks with different security classifications. The force is deploying Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V virtualisation technology and Remote Desktop Services, thereby avoiding spending millions of pounds on third-party tools
    10/2009
  • Land O'Lakes Land O'Lakes had an overcrowded data center full of underutilized servers that ran at 3 percent utilization. Provisioning servers for the test and development environment was expensive and time-consuming. Following a positive experience with Microsoft Virtual Server R2 and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Land O'Lakes is testing Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology to improve server consolidation and provisioning.
    06/2008
  • Landratsamt Bayreuth Landratsamt Bayreuth had outgrown its VMware virtualization solution, but it wanted to continue consolidating hardware to expand its virtualization environment. The District Office replaced its VMware environment with a virtualization solution centered on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, thereby expanding its virtualized environment at less cost.
    04/2010
  • Landratsamt Landshut Landratsamt Landshut wanted to standardize its software to minimize management and support, enhance reliability, and reduce software licensing costs. The district signed a Microsoft Volume Licensing Enterprise Agreement, which made it cost effective to replace its Oracle database with SQL Server 2005 and "step up" to Windows Server 2008 Datacenter with Hyper-V.
    06/2009
  • Layered Tech Layered Tech sought to provide a broader range of hosting options to its customers. They wanted to be one of the first hosting providers to offer virtualization technology. Through participation in the Microsoft Go-Live program for the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology, Layered Tech became one of the first hosting companies to offer Hyper-V.
    09/2008
  • LeaseWeb LeaseWeb needs to balance its continued fast growth, technological innovation, and affordable, high-quality customer service levels with increased performance and a reduced environmental footprint. They turned to Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to virtualize servers, reduce running costs and address demand for "green" hosting.
    09/2008
  • Lee Company Lee wanted to upgrade their technology to add new capabilities. The implemented Windows Essential Business Server 2008. They are also using the Hyper-V virtualization technology that is supported by Windows Essential Business Server 2008. Lee Company has virtualized their database and ERP applications. And they use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to help manage their virtual machines.
    10/2008
  • Leicester College The IT team at Leicester College needed to create a sustainable IT infrastructure but had a tight budget. The college built a virtualised infrastructure on the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V technology.
    04/2010
  • Leumi Card To reduce the number of physical servers and associated management, space, and cooling costs, Leumi Card embraced server virtualization. With a successful history of using virtualization on a small scale, they decided to make its whole server environment virtual with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    02/2007
  • Leumi Card To reduce the number of physical servers and associated management, space, and cooling costs, Leumi Card embraced server virtualization. With a successful history of using virtualization on a small scale, Leumi Card has decided to make its whole server environment virtual with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    09/2008
  • Lion Nathan Lion Nathan's IT department wanted technology that could reduce the costs for terminal services and improve the performance that users experience when accessing applications over the network. They deployed Windows Server 2008 Enterprise to take advantage of new and enhanced Terminal Services features.
    02/2008
  • Lionbridge Lionbridge Technologies provides globalization, development, and testing services for enterprise applications and IT systems. A public company with U.S.$452 million in revenue, it handles complex translation, testing, and development projects that are shared among multiple sites. Lionbridge needed to centralize and streamline its process and create a more flexible, cost-effective, and secure way to build and manage its testing environments. It now uses Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to create a Virtual Cloud Lab. To help enable secure global access, it also uses Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services. Lionbridge reduced hardware costs by 80 percent for its virtual LAB environment, standardized its testing environments, accelerated machine provisioning, and enhanced security and business continuity.
    12/2008
  • Lionbridge Technologies Lionbridge Technologies, a localization services provider, needed to centralize its IT infrastructure. The company deployed virtual servers in its corporate data center by using Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 and then upgrading to Windows Server 2008 R2.
    04/2009
  • Lodge Park Technology College In keeping with that philosophy, Lodge Park and Trust Partner Dell deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 with Microsoft operating system Windows 7, to modernise the school's infrastructure and reduce energy consumption, while reaping the benefits of a more flexible environment.
    02/2010
  • Lufthansa Systems To stay competitive, Lufthansa Systems needs to be ready to offer the newest technology to its customers. In November 2007, they began implementing the Windows Server 2008 operating system. They benefit from faster deployment, easier administration and an improved competitive advantage.
    02/2008
  • Main Roads Australia With Hyper-V, Main Roads is removing more than half of its physical servers and is making savings – worth up to A$500,000 – on licensing fees, contractors and hardware costs. The roads agency has also improved its ability to implement and resource business-critical applications.
    06/2010
  • Major US Bank The bank relies on its server infrastructure 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but limited remote access to tools and applications made it difficult for the IT team to respond quickly when a server was down. Through the Dell Longhorn Early Adopter Program for Windows Server 2008, the bank implemented Windows Server 2008 with Terminal Services to provide IT team members with simplified remote access.
    04/2008
  • Mamut Mamut wanted to further consolidate servers, speed server setup, and reduce server management costs. Mamut uses the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to pursue aggressive server virtualization goals.
    09/2008
  • Mamut Mamut wanted to further consolidate servers, speed server setup, and reduce server management costs. Mamut uses the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to pursue aggressive server virtualization goals.
    04/2009
  • Mantrac Group Mantrac Mobile workers and employees who work from branch offices often struggled to access the remote applications that they needed to do their jobs. Managing IT resources was also time-consuming. They consolidated their IT environment with a centralized architecture built on Windows Server 2008. The new solution offers remote application access, security, and virtualization.
    01/2008
  • Mantrac Group Mobile workers and employees who work from branch offices often struggled to access the remote applications that they needed to do their jobs. Managing IT resources was also time-consuming. Mantrac consolidated its IT environment with a centralized architecture built on Windows Server 2008. The new solution offers remote application access, security, and virtualization.
    05/2008
  • MaximumASP MaximumASP wanted to expand its services without sending data center costs soaring. Also, constant server provisioning and management were hurting business flexibility, innovation, and customer service. They are using Hyper-V virtualization technology in the Windows Server 2008 operating system to consolidate servers, and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to streamline server deployment and management.
    09/2008
  • Maxol Maxol wanted to reduce its server and electrical costs and improve server utilization. The IT staff of four people also wanted to reduce the time spent on routine server management. They use the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to consolidate servers and simplify management.
    09/2008
  • Mercuri Urval Mercuri Urval wanted to update the server infrastructure in its Swiss offices with a standardized, reliable, and flexible environment. By using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, they are able to enhance the performance and manageability of their server infrastructure.
    12/2009
  • Mercy Health Partners–Southwest Ohio Mercy wanted to eliminate the need to package applications for multiple environments, simplify application deployment, and reduce costs related to its terminal services environment. Mercy is virtualizing its applications, and consolidating its IT infrastructure in the process, using Microsoft Application Virtualization.
    04/2010
  • Microsoft The Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft lacked real-time visibility into its supply chain and wanted to connect its existing line-of-business applications with manufacturers' systems. The division implemented Microsoft BizTalk Server 2004 to improve supply-chain management, and it deployed BizTalk Server 2009 and Hyper-V to virtualize and connect multiple applications.
    04/2009
  • Microsoft Microsoft is expanding its Edge network by taking advantage of Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. Now the company can deploy servers in minutes instead of months and achieve 99.99 percent availability while easing administration
    05/2010
  • Microsoft Corporation The Microsoft Field IT organization wanted to speed the rollout of new offices by deploying branch-office servers faster, lessen the work of maintaining those servers, and boost service levels. Microsoft used Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V to deploy branch infrastructure services on virtual machines. The company uses Microsoft System Center solutions to manage branch-office servers.
    06/2009
  • Microsoft Information Technology The Microsoft Virtual Server Utility (VSU) team manages availability, capacity, and placement of more than 1,800 VMs on more than 100 hosts at Microsoft. Tracking and managing these resources had become difficult and time-consuming. They use Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager to manage Microsoft Virtual Server–based virtual machines in their data center and lab production, development, and test environments.
    04/2008
  • Microsoft IT Microsoft.com Operations is successfully running Hyper-V on two web sites: MSDN and TechNet. This article provides details about the testing and implementation of Hyper-V for these two sites.
    11/2007
  • Microsoft IT Learn how Microsoft utilizes virtualization in their data centers to reduce costs associated with deployment, management, and operations while at the same time improving client satisfaction and service levels.
    06/2010
  • MLS Property Information Network MLS Property Information Network added six to eight servers each spring when the real estate business surged, leading to server sprawl and high operating costs. The company wanted to reduce servers while also improving availability. They now run critical applications on virtual machines running Windows Server 2008 Datacenter with Hyper-V. Microsoft System Center data center solutions simplify server management.
    11/2008
  • Molinos Modernos With more than a dozen branch offices and limited bandwidth, Molinos Modernos needed a way to efficiently and securely store and share information to facilitate timely business decisions. They used features in Windows Server 2008 to consolidate and improve the performance of its IT infrastructure and improve the connections between its branch offices.
    02/2008
  • Movistar Movistar used Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology to manage the virtualization of 50 physical servers running its important business applications. With Hyper-V, Movistar consolidated its data center, decreased the number of physical servers it needed, reduced its energy costs, and increased its business agility.
    06/2010
  • MphasiS MphasiS wanted to consolidate its infrastructure servers across locations to reduce the cost of managing them, improve availability, and transition towards a greener IT environment. MphasiS opted for Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 Datacenter Edition to be deployed across its 12 locations in a distributed manner.
    02/2010
  • Munder Capital Management Munder Capital wanted to cost-effectively expand its disaster recovery capabilities and staunch server proliferation to reduce capital and operating costs. Munder Capital deployed Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V virtualization technology to expand its disaster recover capabilities. It also uses Microsoft System Center solutions to manage its infrastructure and Compellent virtualized storage resources.
    02/2009
  • Narat Holding Narat's previous IT solution exposed the company to the risk of data loss and no longer satisfied its need for collaboration and ease of management. Now, with a solution based on the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system, one virtualised server performs the same role as seven physical machines.
    03/2010
  • NetBenefit NetBenefit wanted to create a competitively priced entry-level hosting service that would allow it to reduce server management and hardware costs. They use the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to achieve high-availability, low-cost virtualization.
    09/2008
  • Neville Lovett Community School Neville Lovett Community School relies on information and communications technology (ICT) to support its specialist curriculum and enhance student learning. In 2009, the school network was migrated to Windows Server 2008 R2 to take advantage of Hyper-V virtualisation technology.
    03/2010
  • nGenX nGenX wanted to grow its business and expand its capacity to meet customer needs, but its existing service delivery infrastructure would not scale efficiently. nGenX deployed Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization for Terminal Services and augmented the service delivery environment of nGenX with load balancing technologies.
    08/2007
  • nGenX nGenX needed a more flexible virtualization solution to support its business plan to offer expanded cloud computing services. nGenX used Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter and a System Center data center solution for its cloud computing solution that works with tools for customers to manage their virtual and physical servers.
    04/2010
  • Nissan Ireland Nissan Ireland wanted to upgrade its IT server infrastructure and desktop computers, while managing its technology resources more efficiently. The company implemented the Windows Server 2008 and Windows Vista operating systems as part of an extensive IT upgrade that included the use of virtualization to consolidate physical servers.
    03/2009
  • Norsk Data Senter Norsk Data Senter (NDS) is a Norwegian IT company that provides a wide range of infrastructure, operations management, and other IT services. A key service is remote management of up to 20,000 desktop and portable computers for customers.
    06/2010
  • North Shore Medical Center North Shore Medical Center wanted to replace aging PCs with a solution that would streamline computer access and use for doctors and nurses, cut costs, and increase the ability to respond to new needs. They adopted a thin-client computing solution that uses the Terminal Services feature of Windows Server, Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization, and Windows XP Embedded.
    12/2008
  • NTx BackOffice Consulting Group NTx BackOffice Consulting Group of Vienna, Austria, has upgraded its 30 client computers to the Windows 7 operating system to help consultants connect to corporate systems more easily and to better secure computers. NTx uses Windows 7 in conjunction with the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack (MDOP) to reduce IT work.
    05/2009
  • OTRUM OTRUM wanted to expand virtualization technology in its server environment. Using Hyper-V virtualization technology, a feature of Windows Server 2008, the company now can efficiently deploy, scale, and manage a virtualized server infrastructure without the extra cost of a third-party solution.
    12/2009
  • Oury Clark Oury Clark wanted a multiserver off-site disaster recovery solution that could meet strict data security standards. Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Direct Communications Software Limited (DCSL) responded by deploying Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V virtualisation technology.
    07/2009
  • Pacific Coast Building Products Pacific Coast Building Products wanted a better way to guard its network perimeter and protect sensitive information while reducing the complexity of its IT infrastructure. They employed Windows Server 2008 Standard with Active Directory Rights Management Services and Terminal Services to enhance the security of its network, increase productivity, and build a more efficient IT environment.
    02/2008
  • Peab To keep up with rapid business growth, PEAB needed to accelerate server deployment and keep critical applications running at all times. The firm deployed the Windows Server® 2008 Datacenter operating system with the Hyper-V™ technology to take advantage of server virtualization.
    11/2009
  • Perth and Kinross Council The council wanted to save money by halting server proliferation and reducing electricity consumption in its data centres while continuing to support e-government services delivery to citizens. Charteris proposed that Perth and Kinross join the Microsoft Virtualisation Rapid Deployment Program using Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V, a hypervisor-based virtualisation technology.
    12/2008
  • PetroChina Company Limited PetroChina wanted to maximize the operational efficiency of its IT system. To do this, the company upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2 to take advantage of the enhanced Hyper-V technology and features such as Cluster Shared Volumes.
    10/2009
  • PGGM Remote employees at PGGM accessed the network over a virtual private network (VPN). They wanted to implement a more secure solution for remote access so they replaced their VPN with a solution built on Windows Server 2008. The solution provides direct access to network resources over an HTTPS connection and helps prevent unhealthy clients from connecting to the network.
    01/2008
  • Phitek Systems Limited Phitek's growth created the need for an efficient, flexible and reliable IT infrastructure to keep up with the company's expansion. They deployed Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V to enable server virtualisation, enabling them to create a harmonious global working environment for their employees and ensure intellectual property security across global offices.
    09/2008
  • Picard Surgelés Picard Surgelés wanted to revolutionize how it manages its computer environment. IT managers at Picard virtualized the company's enterprise-application environment using Microsoft Application Virtualization.
    01/2009
  • PING PING wanted to expand the benefits of an existing Microsoft virtualization solution to include mission-critical, resource-intensive applications. They chose the Hyper-V virtualization technology in the Windows Server 2008 operating system
    05/2009
  • Podravka To meet business needs and contain mushrooming IT costs, Podravka deployed Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise with Hyper-V™ technology and Microsoft® System Center data center solutions. By optimizing its core infrastructure, the IT staff can dynamically respond to business needs by deploying virtual machines in hours instead of weeks.
    10/2009
  • PoundHost PoundHost used VMware to offer hosted virtual machines, but the high licensing costs made the offerings expensive, and there were no VMware tools to auto-provision or monitor virtual machines. PoundHost switched to Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center data center solutions to offer customer-configured virtual machines with a suite of value-added services.
    06/2009
  • Premiere Global Services Premiere Global had outgrown its small virtualized environment based on VMware, so it began looking for a more cost-effective way to expand its virtualized environment and curb server sprawl. The company expanded its virtualized environment with a virtualization solution centered on Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Hyper-V.
    05/2010
  • Purdue University By using Microsoft Application Virtualization, Purdue is able to reduce packaging time by 50 percent; avoids having to repackage applications for different environments—which means remotely accessed applications are available a week faster than was previously possible; and has deployed 80 percent more applications on its existing terminal server computers.
    02/2010
  • Qbranch Qbranch wanted to simplify its IT infrastructure and lessen the number of manual IT management tasks. They also wanted to find a lower-cost application management solution. In mid-2007, Qbranch deployed Windows Server 2008, which includes new management features.
    02/2008
  • R.L. Polk R.L. Polk needs to roll out new information services quickly, but the time and cost needed to deploy physical servers was slowing the business and weighing down the bottom line. The company is using the Windows Server 2008 operating system with the Hyper-V technology to virtualize many of its nearly 1,000 physical servers and Microsoft System Center software to simplify management.
    08/2009
  • R.L. Polk R.L. Polk wanted to reduce the time and money spent purchasing, deploying, and managing servers so that its IT staff could speed time-to-market with new products and improve service levels. Polk used Microsoft System Center data center solutions to optimize and streamline its infrastructure and Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology to consolidate servers.
    08/2009
  • REACH REACH was happy with Windows XP; However, the company wanted to further streamline IT processes and improve overall deployment time. The company decided to upgrade to Windows 7 and uses the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack to help manage the operating environment.
    04/2010
  • ReactionGrid ReactionGrid needed a database and operating system with the performance and scalability needed to accommodate virtual-world realism, and a way to cost-effectively expand server processing power. ReactionGrid moved its rapidly expanding infrastructure to Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology and the Microsoft SQL Server 2008 data management software.
    05/2009
  • RehabCare Group RehabCare needed a way to efficiently deploy software across many locations, eliminate application conflicts, and manage its dispersed computer environment. With help from En Pointe, RehabCare virtualized its applications and automated software delivery and IT system management, using Microsoft Application Virtualization and System Center Configuration Manager.
    11/2009
  • Revera Revera aims to expand its market in providing server virtualization services to organizations. Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager will help provide cost-effective virtualization services and reduce administration costs.
    09/2008
  • SABMiller RUS SABMiller RUS needed to consolidate its server environment and optimize its IT infrastructure to enhance reliability, reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve IT responsiveness. SABMiller RUS used Windows Server 2008 featuring Hyper-V virtualization technology to virtualize its 48 physical servers, and manages its virtual environment with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    03/2009
  • Saint Raphael Healthcare System To maintain its competitiveness, Saint Raphael Healthcare System must constantly roll out new patient-care and physician-support services. However, high server costs were a roadblock to new initiatives. They are using Hyper-V technology in the Windows Server 2008 operating system to consolidate servers, Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to simplify server management, and Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 to provide easier Web-based application access to users.
    09/2008
  • Santa Barbara Web Hosting Santa Barbara Web Hosting needed an efficient way to service and manage a growing customer base in a competitive market, while ensuring reliable, cost-effective offerings. They are using Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V to consolidate servers and offer competitive services, and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager to manage the virtual environment.
    12/2008
  • Santa Barbara Web Hosting Santa Barbara Web Hosting (SBWH) wanted to reduce data center costs and offer increased application reliability. It upgraded its virtualized environment to the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system and the Hyper-V virtualization technology.
    05/2010
  • Saskatoon Health Region The Saskatoon Health Region is the largest healthcare service provider in the province of Saskatchewan. To help improve the service and care experience for residents and reduce costs, the region's senior leadership team seeks to adopt robust software applications. But keeping up with the pace of technology change was proving to be a challenge.
    06/2010
  • Saxo Bank Rapid growth and international expansion for Saxo Bank have led to a more complex and costly IT environment. They plan to use the Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V virtualization technology across their environment to consolidate hardware and reduce administration costs.
    09/2008
  • Scholle Packaging Scholle had an older, decentralized Novell-based infrastructure that limited communications options, saddled the IT staff with excessive management chores, and frequently failed. Scholle upgraded and consolidated its core infrastructure using Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, and deployed a suite of Microsoft business productivity software to enhance collaboration.
    06/2009
  • Securities and Commodities Authority The Securities and Commodities Authority virtualised several physical servers using the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system with Hyper-V virtualisation technology. With its adoption, the SCA has reduced operational expenses by an estimated 60 per cent and significantly improved employee efficiency.
    06/2009
  • Shasta Head Start With a dispersed IT infrastructure and a small IT department, Shasta Head Start sought a solution that would help IT staff to easily manage its physical and virtual IT infrastructure. The nonprofit agency implemented Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 and continues to virtualize and optimize its server infrastructure with Hyper-V virtualization technology.
    04/2010
  • Siemens To increase the cost-effectiveness of its application-hosting service, especially for small and midsize customers, Siemens IT Operations began deploying Windows Server 2008 Standard, taking advantage of enhanced Terminal Services and IT management features. Now, Siemens can reduce costs by purchasing fewer licenses and using server hardware more efficiently. It can also deploy new servers rapidly.
    02/2008
  • Siemens Information Processing Services Siemens Information Processing Services wanted to manage its PC fleet, along with the two main problems that the company had been facing - underutilization of desktops and high maintenance costs. SIPS implemented Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization.
    08/2007
  • Siemens IT Solutions and Services Thailand Siemens IT Solutions and Services Thailand (SIS) is a leading provider of SAP application management services and IT infrastructure services. To cope with the economic downturn, SIS set out to reduce data center costs. By moving from VMware—which was judged too expensive—to the Windows Server® 2008 R2 Enterprise operating system with Hyper-V™ technology, SIS managed to reduce 46 physical servers to 8, thereby cutting its annual data center fees by U.S.$60,000.
    11/2009
  • Siemens Standard Drives Siemens Standard Drives' servers were increasing in number, but physical space and power were in short supply, and management was becoming difficult. The IT team worked with Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Silversands to deploy Hyper-V technology, saving money, space, and energy.
    09/2008
  • Sinclair Community College Sinclair wanted to find an efficient, cost-effective way of delivering required classroom software that would not require a lot of IT intervention. The school used Microsoft Application Virtualization version 4.5 and Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 to deliver classroom software over the school network and the Internet.
    03/2009
  • Slough Borough Council Slough Borough Council's IT staff lacked data center space needed to run new applications. The staff also desired better disaster preparedness and a more proactive stance in managing its technology. They deployed Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and Hyper-V technology to virtualize servers, as well as Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to simplify server management.
    09/2008
  • Smith Flow Control Smith Flow Control needed an easy-to-manage IT infrastructure to replace its disparate systems. It chose Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V over VMware virtualisation technology
    03/2010
  • SOK Group SOK needed a reliable IT infrastructure that could efficiently allocate resources to respond to the company's dynamic business needs, while providing internal business users with high performance. They deployed Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 and not only enhanced the reliability, scalability, and flexibility of their technology infrastructure, but also significantly reduced costs.
    09/2008
  • Southern Spars Southern Spars wanted to expand its virtualization capabilities and simplify remote access, so it upgraded to Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7.
    10/2009
  • SPFM SPFM needed an IT infrastructure that could accommodate business growth and keep critical applications running. The firm also needed a cost-effective way to replace older server computers and add more servers. SPFM deployed Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V to multiply the processing power of its physical servers, along with Microsoft System Center solutions to gain management efficiencies and high reliability.
    07/2009
  • Sporton Sporton wanted to reduce the money it spent to deliver data to branch offices. The company implemented Windows Server 2008 R2 and reduced server hardware spending by more than 50 percent.
    05/2008
  • Sporton International Sporton has used Windows Server 2008 R2 to improve employee productivity and data security. The company has also cut the costs and administrative burdens of managing its data infrastructure, and it has increased revenues. Sporton also uses the enhanced Hyper-V™ technology in Windows Server 2008 R2 to virtualize its servers.
    04/2009
  • Sporton International By using Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, Sporton accelerated deployment of Windows 7, enabled applications that are designed for Windows XP to run on Windows 7, and simplified management of older applications.
    02/2010
  • St. Leonard's College St Leonard's College needed to undertake new IT projects. However, the school was concerned that installing more hardware would be time-consuming and costly. The College implemented Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V virtualization technology. The school also uses Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    04/2009
  • Stadtwerke Dusseldorf AG Stadtwerke Dusseldorf was planning to migrate its Windows 2000 Professional client environment to a newer version of the Windows operating system, and they had to decide between Windows XP and Windows Vista operating systems. After a feasibility study, they chose Windows Vista and the decisive factor was the considerably lower migration costs.
    03/2008
  • Standard Bank Group The Standard Bank Group staff grows by an average of 20 percent annually, partly from acquisitions, which has resulted in a decentralized, less consistent IT infrastructure. To create a centrally managed IT environment, the bank plans to gradually move all Windows Server–based services to Windows Server 2008. It expects this move to reduce costs and increase security, productivity, agility, and stability.
    01/2008
  • Super Group Super Group owns supply chain management businesses in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom. The South Africa–based holding company wanted to cut IT costs while creating a reliable infrastructure that could easily scale up or down to accommodate businesses that it acquires and sells.
    12/2009
  • Sutherland Deploying, updating, and supporting applications was an incredibly time-consuming and resource-intensive process for Sutherland Global Services®, a premier customer management company with 21 years of practitioner heritage in business process outsourcing. They decided to deliver applications virtually using Microsoft Softgrid Application Virtualization, a component of the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack.
    01/2008
  • Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget sought a solution that could accelerate access to remote network resources, allow for greater mobility of employees, and minimize security risks posed by unsecured domain controllers. They chose to deploy Windows Server 2008, which offers new features that address the company's issues without third-party components.
    03/2008
  • Swedish Medical Center Swedish Medical Center's goals were to enable doctors and nurses to have their applications and data roam with them from device to device; efficiently migrate over 400 applications to XP and deploy a new clinical application; and eliminate regression testing. They implemented SoftGrid via the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack for Software Assurance.
    04/2007
  • Swedish Red Cross Swedish Red Cross wanted to reduce operational costs to increase giving capacity. The nonprofit targeted rising data center costs. The SRC deployed the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system with Hyper-V technology to cut server costs, and Microsoft System Center data center solutions to cut server management work.
    03/2010
  • T2 Systems T2 Systems offers a unified, hosted solution for parking management—a unique offering for the industry. As demand for its solution grew, the company had to add physical servers to its environment—a costly, time-consuming process. T2 implemented Windows Server® 2008 Hyper-V™ virtualization technology and virtual servers, eliminating 32 physical servers. As a result, it reduced server and licensing costs, improved scalability, and enhanced customer service.
    08/2009
  • TALX To continually evolve new services, TALX needed to cut costs and bring products to market more quickly by enhancing the agility of its development environments. They used Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V virtualization technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to enhance system availability and performance and allow developers to self-manage virtual environments.
    09/2008
  • Taylor Shellfish Farms Taylor Shellfish Farms needed a simple, efficient way to proactively monitor its North America IT infrastructure, and to implement software updates and deployments. Using Microsoft System Center Essentials 2010 for centralized network monitoring, Taylor Shellfish Farms has automated software distribution, including security updates, and improved troubleshooting.
    09/2009
  • Technogym Technogym wanted to improve remote application access and increase system availability. To meet those challenges, they deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system and have gained easy remote access and improved IT efficiency.
    02/2008
  • Tel Aviv Municipality With more than 400 information systems installed on 250 servers, the municipality needed a way to meet its growing needs without deploying new physical servers, a process that often created significant delays and increased costs. Tel Aviv Municipality evaluated and then deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V virtualization technology to reduce costs, improve operational flexibility, and enhance its services.
    01/2010
  • Telecom Italia Telecom Italia wanted to find an easier way to manage their network-management software application, plus provide improved security and better remote access to this application. Telecom Italia deployed Windows Server 2008, which includes new administrative tools and security management features.
    02/2008
  • Telefonica O2 Telefónica O2 faces intense competition and rapid market growth. They are using the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology to accelerate server deployment, reduce operational costs, provide nonstop application availability, and improve server utilization.
    10/2008
  • Telstra Business Systems An increase in the number of customers and branch offices for Telstra Business Systems made network communications slow and unreliable, which, in turn, created the potential for difficulties in meeting customer expectations. They upgraded to Windows Server 2008 and are taking advantage of the new features and enhancements to improve network performance and reduce costs.
    06/2008
  • Tenon Group Tenon Group wanted to improve the efficiency and cost effectiveness of its primary data centre. It deployed both Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system with its Hyper-V virtualisation technology, and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    05/2009
  • The Atlanta Journal-Constitution The newspaper's IT staff faced critical power and cost problems due to server proliferation. The staff also needed a better disaster preparedness solution and a more flexible infrastructure. They worked with Microsoft and Dell consultants to implement the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008.
    09/2008
  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada To resolve critical data-center cooling issues and provide more efficient disaster recovery, the College of Family Physicians of Canada deployed Windows Server® 2008 R2 and tools such as Microsoft® System Center Data Protection Manager 2007.
    12/2009
  • The Greater Stockholm Fire Department When Stockholm, Sweden, and nine nearby cities merged their fire departments to save money, they needed to consolidate their IT holdings and also create a disaster recovery capability. The Greater Stockholm Fire Department has consolidated servers using the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology, and manages its environment using Microsoft System Center data center solutions.
    04/2010
  • The Legislative Yuan The Legislative Yuan used specialized tools to upgrade its desktop, portable, and mobile computers to the Windows Vista operating system and the Microsoft Application Virtualization virtual tool suite in the Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack to resolve many application compatibility issues.
    12/2008
  • The University of Memphis U of M wanted to reduce the workload for its IT staff and provide students, teachers, and staff with the most current technology tools while supporting existing teaching methods. U of M used Microsoft Application Virtualization to deploy Microsoft Office Enterprise 2007 and streamline the management of 1,500 workstations in 50 computer labs and more than 200 smart classrooms.
    01/2009
  • Tilburg University A survey at Tilburg University showed that students and staff wanted better mobile and collaboration solutions using integrated, mainstream software. The University is replacing its Novell infrastructure with Microsoft e-mail, collaboration, directory services, monitoring, and security infrastructure.
    06/2009
  • Totem Ocean Trailer Express TOTE is heavily dependent on IT to track shipments. As the company grew, so did data center costs. TOTE needed to control server growth, maintain high server availability, and speed up server deployment.
    02/2010
  • Tribunal de Contas do Estado do Parana Using the Windows Server® 2008 Enterprise operating system with Hyper-V™ technology, and several Microsoft® System Center products, Tribunal de Contas do Estado do Paraná consolidated physical servers by more than 80 percent, cut the amount of data center rack space needed in half, and is saving more than U.S.$50,000 annually in server maintenance.
    12/2009
  • Tri-Center Community Schools Tri-Center Community Schools sought to improve students' education through a more robust technology infrastructure. The school district deployed the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system to take advantage of the virtualization capabilities provided by Hyper-V technology.
    03/2010
  • T-Systems T-Systems sought to improve employee productivity by standardizing the desktop environment on the Windows Vista operating system and 2007 Microsoft Office system, including Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007. To achieve a smooth transition for the 600 employees, T-Systems needed a way to shorten application deployment time without interrupting workflow within the organization. With Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization, T-Systems accelerated the deployment process and reduced overhead costs considerably by delivering applications to employee PCs dynamically.
    05/2008
  • T-Systems T-Systems deployed Windows Server® 2008 R2 to evaluate new virtualization, backup, and installation options. The technology services provider found that it can use Windows Server 2008 R2 to lower IT expenses, streamline administration, and improve system availability.
    12/2009
  • Tube Lines Limited scalability and low bandwidth affected application performance in the company's terminal services environment. Tube Lines wanted improved service delivery and simplified management. Tube Lines is implementing Windows Server 2008 Terminal Services on 64-bit architecture. The company will also use integrated Microsoft System Center products.
    02/2008
  • TÜV NORD Group TÜV NORD needed a cost-efficient way to run older applications on new computers, and to simplify desktop IT management in its India office. Using Microsoft Enterprise Desktop Virtualization, TÜV NORD simplified support of older applications while streamlining IT management and reducing costs.
    06/2009
  • UKFast Hosting provider UKFast worked with Microsoft to deploy a high-availability virtualized environment that powers cloudhosts.co.uk. Built on Windows Server® 2008 R2 Datacenter, CloudHosts is a leading scalable and on-demand cloud solution.
    01/2010
  • Umniah The Umniah IT staff struggled to deploy servers fast enough to keep up with company growth. Umniah is using Microsoft server, application, desktop, and presentation virtualization software along with management software to reduce its hardware and server management costs and to speed the rollout of new software and services.
    01/2009
  • Universidade de Sorocaba (UNISO) To reduce costs, the UNISO IT staff was asked to consolidate three data centers to one, and to create a more agile infrastructure that could better respond to the needs of students and staff. They used Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology to consolidate physical servers, and Microsoft System Center data center solutions to simplify server management and backup.
    06/2009
  • Universidade Vila Velha UVV needed to replace its aging server infrastructure with a more efficient, flexible, high-performance, and cost-effective environment that would be easy for its small IT staff to manage. Using Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008, UVV improved availability, provisioning, and IT management, while reducing space and costs.
    09/2009
  • Università di Lingue e Comunicazione IULM The university wanted to unify system management, improve application performance, and reduce system interference during maintenance. IULM used Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5 to simplify application management, avoid software conflicts, and enhance flexibility for students, faculty, and IT staff.
    12/2008
  • University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 The University Claude Bernard Lyon 1 in France wanted to improve access to applications for students and employees while strengthening security. To meet these goals, the university is implementing a solution based on Windows Server 2008. Users will be able to more easily connect to multiple applications while on campus and from remote locations through single sign on and Terminal Services.
    05/2008
  • University of Canberra The University of Canberra Information technology (IT) staff spent almost all their time maintaining their network, rather than developing new IT services or finding ways to deliver better support for staff and students. They implemented Windows Server 2008, which dramatically cut the time it took to deploy new servers and specialist applications, and maintain the environment. IT staff could concentrate on introducing innovative new services.
    05/2008
  • University of Macerata The University of Macerata deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 along with Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 to save time and cost and strengthen security.
    10/2009
  • University of Miami The University of Miami (UM) needed a way to cut costs, improve server performance and management, and accelerate virtual machine provisioning. UM deployed Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. It uses System Center products to manage, monitor, and back up physical and virtual machines.
    07/2009
  • University of Pittsburgh The university wanted to reduce the time required to deploy new applications, upgrades, and updates to its student computing labs, and enable IT to be much more responsive to faculty needs. With help from Virtera, they switched from physical application installation to virtual applications that are never installed but readily accessible, using Microsoft Application Virtualization 4.5.
    08/2009
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center UPMC needed a way to efficiently deploy applications, eliminate application conflicts, and consolidate its server silos. UPMC virtualized its applications and improved their reliability, using Microsoft Application Virtualization for Terminal Services.
    04/2010
  • US Government Agency The agency relies on its server infrastructure 24 hours a day, seven days a week, but limited remote access to tools and applications made it difficult for the IT team to respond quickly when a server was down. Through the Dell Early Adopter Program for Windows Server 2008, the agency deployed Terminal Services in Windows Server 2008 on Dell™ PowerEdge™ 2950 servers to simplify remote server management.
    04/2008
  • Valerus Compression Services Rapidly growing Valerus Compression Services needed to contain IT costs and remain agile in the oil and gas industry. To speed server deployment and improve application availability, Valerus adopted a Microsoft data center management and virtualization solution.
    06/2010
  • Vancouver Coastal Health Vancouver Coastal Health deployed Microsoft Application Virtualization (App-V) and, as a result, accelerated application deployment, improved application access, and simplified recovery.
    06/2009
  • Vetter Health Services Vetter Health Services (VHS) primary medical records and finance application were centralized on an aging server architecture that taxed the IT department and compromised application performance. They created a solution using Windows Server 2008 with Terminal Services that has improved application performance, reduced support costs, and enhanced employee productivity.
    06/2009
  • VillageSoup As VillageSoup grew through acquisitions, technology issues consumed ever more time. Anderson used Microsoft virtualization technology to reduce the company's server count by one-third avoiding new hardware costs of roughly U.S.$25,000 and IT labor costs of about $83,000 annually.
    06/2009
  • Voca Since 1968, Voca has been providing payments services to banks and corporations. Their goal was to streamline access and deployment of applications across their multi-site business locations. Voca implemented SoftGrid which has enabled them to successfully manage IT operations across multiple sites while dramatically reducing support time and creating a flexible environment.
    06/2007
  • Voith IT Voith IT Solutions had a virtualization solution that only hosted 32-bit operating systems and applications running on single CPUs. This curtailed IT services and impeded hardware consolidation. Voith IT Solutions implemented a virtualization solution centered on Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V technology to improve hosting services, consolidate hardware, and help drive business agility for Voith.
    06/2007
  • Volusia County Schools To reduce costs, simplify management, and speed application deployment, Volusia County Schools needed to create a more efficient server environment. The school district deployed the Windows Server 2008 operating system with Hyper-V technology and uses Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to manage its virtualization environment.
    06/2007
  • Wacom Europe GmbH Wacom Europe wanted to increase its flexibility and reduce hardware costs. The Company deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V to virtualize its IT environment.
    10/2009
  • Warid Telecom International Warid Telecom International wanted to maximize uptime and energy efficiency in its call centers in Pakistan. They are deploying a virtual desktop infrastructure based on Windows Server 2008 R2 and Hyper-V.
    10/2009
  • Warwickshire County Council The challenge facing Warwickshire County Council was the consistent delivery of excellent services to a group of disparate organisations running a variety of networks, workstations, and other technologies.They installed a solution based on the Windows Server 2008 Enterprise operating system. Students and staff from more than 250 schools can now use the applications they need anytime, from anywhere with an Internet connection, through a central virtualisation hub.
    06/2007
  • Warwickshire County Council Warwickshire County Council offers technical support to 249 schools in the United Kingdom (U.K.). As computers become core teaching and learning tools, the council needs to provide solutions that serve the increasing demand for technology for students, even as budgets become tighter. By adopting Windows Server 2008 R2 with the Windows 7 operating system, the council streamlined centralised services, and immediately saved an estimated £100,000 (U.S.$148,000) a year in running costs, while decreasing its carbon footprint.
    12/2009
  • Warwickshire Local Education Authority Warwickshire Local Authority sought to improve its managed ICT service for schools by streamlining application delivery and improving security for remote access to school networks. Now, IT technicians are freed up to focus on delivering better support, and teachers can easily evaluate innovative new software on school computers with Microsoft SoftGrid Application Virtualization.
    06/2007
  • Wells' Dairy Wells' Dairy wanted to optimize its growing data center operations, improve business continuity, and build a more agile IT infrastructure to support the company in challenging economic times. Wells' Dairy deployed a virtualization solution centered on Windows Server 2008 Datacenter and Hyper-V to consolidate hardware, virtualize critical applications, and support a disaster recovery center.
    06/2007
  • Wipro Technologies Wipro needed a robust virtualization solution. It selected Windows Server 2008 Enterprise, Hyper-V, and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. The company virtualized 400 of its physical servers and optimized space and power use, helping it stay ahead of its competition.
    06/2007
  • Workplace Safety and Insurance Board Workplace Safety and Insurance Board wanted to automate server provisioning. They implemented Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V, and the IT operational staff cut time required to provision servers to test and deploy software.
    06/2007
  • WorleyParsons WorleyParsons is growing rapidly and needs applications deployed quickly. They need to significantly reduce deployment time of servers and applications so they are taking advantage of Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager.
    06/2007
  • Wortell Located in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Wortell is a systems integrator and Microsoft® Gold Certified Partner. To deliver innovative solutions to customers, it adopts new technology as early as possible. Wortell began upgrading its 105 computers to Windows® 7 after the beta version was available to the public. As a result, it has enhanced security, improved information access, increased user productivity, and reduced costs by U.S.$96,426.
    04/2009
  • Wortell Wortell, a systems integrator in the Netherlands, wanted to ease IT management and reduce data center costs. To simplify administration, Wortell standardized on Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V technology.
    10/2009
  • XS4ALL After evaluating several possible software solutions, XS4ALL chose Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 to help virtualize servers in its data centers. XS4ALL has been able to cut costs, simplify server administration, and increase its ability to provide new products and services to customers.
    06/2007
  • YOURasp YOURasp is improving IT efficiency and customer service with Windows Server 2008 and Microsoft® System Center management tools. The company simplifies IT tasks by deploying only the server features it needs and by delegating some administration to customers.
    03/2009