This is the second of two case studies around Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center.  The case study focuses on virtual infrastructure and business continuity and is worth spending a little time reading if you are looking to use these technologies.


The London-based practice needed a core infrastructure refresh to accommodate business growth, improve storage capacity, and ensure business continuity by virtualising its datacentres.


Zaha Hadid Architects deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Hyper-V virtualisation software and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 for automated management.


  • Disaster recovery works in power outage
  • Provisioning servers for accounts takes just two days
  • Licensing agreement creates savings
  • Extra storage future-proofs the business

Hear what Zaha Hadid's Head of IT thought of the solution...

 “Using Microsoft System Center tools to service requests for updated versions of computer-aided design software has reduced demand on the IT team and helped us ensure licensing compliance.”  Simon Johns, Head of IT, Zaha Hadid Architects

 Download the full case study here!