Backstage at the GRAMMY Awards: Rock-Solid Technology, $700,000 Savings
The Recording Academy is an organization of music professionals dedicated to recognizing musical excellence and advocating for music makers. To digitize many of the manual processes surrounding its annual GRAMMY Awards, and to ensure nonstop service availability, The Academy upgraded its core infrastructure to the latest Windows operating systems and licensed Microsoft System Center data center solutions. With its modernized infrastructure, The Academy can ensure smooth operation not only of the GRAMMY Awards, but also of day-to-day operations. The organization will save U.S.$700,000 over the next six years by using Microsoft licensing efficiencies, and the IT staff is working more efficiently and taking on new projects without increasing headcount.