image Ayala Corporation is one of the most renowned holding companies in the Philippines and they recently finished off a project consolidating physical servers by 60% by implementing Hyper-V and System Center.

In 2008 they had issues with too many servers which was both costly and time consuming to manage. They used dedicated servers for each of its applications and also had one server replicating each production serve for backup purposes. They started looking at virtualization as a possible solution and compared Hyper-V in Windows Server 2008 with VMware ESX. They found that the features where comparable but not the cost.

At the onset of our proof of concept, the Hyper-V solution cost only one-tenth of VMware,” the Systems and Operations Manager says. “Even after VMware cut its cost to be more competitive, we were still able to realize a more cost-effective solution with Microsoft by using the Windows Server 2008 Datacenter edition.”

Read the full case study here and learn more about their findings and benefits.

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