Private Cloud Enhances Service Delivery

Microsoft improves data center management and cuts cost with Cisco Unified Computing System.

Microsoft improves data center management and cuts cost with Cisco Unified Computing System.

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Each time we do a hardware refresh, our goal is to implement an operational practice that is two years ahead of standard market installations.
- David Hayes, Senior Director, Microsoft Partner Solutions Center

Challenge

Improve virtualization services, scale easily, and decrease physical footprint

  • Enhance virtualization infrastructure with new, advanced server platform
  • Update processor and memory availability, and decrease data center footprint
  • Improve virtualized services and create private cloud

Solution

A server platform, designed to simplify and speed the deployment of enterprise-class applications and services operating in bare-metal, virtualized, and cloud-computing environments

Results

IT operations are fully automated and provide the IT operations team with more agility

  • Streamlined data center operations with fully automated provisioning
  • Reduced deployment time for host servers from day to less than hour
  • Lowered power usage by 66 percent, resulting in major cost savings

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