Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC) has embraced data center virtualization to stem rising hardware and energy costs and speed new-service delivery to doctors and nurses. After using the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V technology to achieve significant server consolidation, DHMC decided to virtualize its e-mail messaging infrastructure. DHMC designed an 8,000-user Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 environment using a mix of physical and virtual servers, and used Microsoft System Center data center solutions to manage it. DHMC was also able to create a complete test environment at no added expense, and to meet an aggressive deadline of deploying Exchange Server to the first 1,000 users within four weeks. DHMC reduced hardware and software expense by U.S.$47,200 and achieved a far more reliable messaging infrastructure that is backed up regularly.