Networking

Agency Reduces Costs, Enhances Service Reliability With Virtualized IT Environment

Date Added: Jun 2010
Format: WORD

Hungary's Office for Employment and Social Affairs (Whose abbreviation is FSZH) supports the IT requirements of the Public Employment Service, which operates almost 200 offices throughout Hungary. The FSZH was managing a central infrastructure of more than 300 physical servers, straining the space, power, and cooling capacity of its data center. The infrastructure was expensive, inefficient, and lacked versatility. By using the Windows Server 2008 operating system and Hyper-V virtualization technology to virtualize 65 servers and consolidate them onto two blade servers, the FSZH reduced costs, enhanced service reliability, and developed a more flexible IT infrastructure. The agency improved IT hardware utilization by almost 40 percent and is now moving its servers into a smaller, more efficient data center.