Energy Company Speeds Provisioning, Easily Scales Environment with Virtualization

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.

Microsoft virtualization provided everything we needed: high availability, live migration, centralized management, comprehensive and reliable product support, and a compelling price point. - Tom Dinnis, United Kingdom IT Manager, Endeavour International Corporation

You can read all about the Endeavour Energy case study, here.

Managed Services Company Virtualizes to Improve Availability and Ease Administration

Claranet, a managed services provider, wanted to help customers improve availability while controlling costs. To meet those needs, Claranet deployed Windows Server® 2008 R2 including Hyper-V™ technology. As a result, customers can increase uptime and expand more affordably. They can also simplify administration by virtualizing their desktop and server infrastructure

We can provide a high level of resilience more easily with Hyper-V because we don’t need to build a physical cluster to add capacity. - Martin Saunders, Marketing Director, Claranet UK

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