Endeavour International Corporation
Endeavour International Corporation is an oil and gas company with operations in the United Kingdom and the United States. When the company's Aberdeen, Scotland, office tripled its employee base in 2009, Endeavour needed to scale its IT infrastructure to accommodate the growth. However, it was challenged by limited space and IT resources: just one IT staff member, who was based in London, England, supported the environment. Using Windows Server 2008 Enterprise with Hyper-V virtualization technology and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager, Endeavour reduced the time needed to provision servers from one month to hours and enabled simple, remote management of the Aberdeen computers. The company created a reliable, highly available environment that can scale within its existing data center, without requiring additional hardware or space.