City of Milwaukee: City of Milwaukee Moves From VMware to Hyper-V, Boosts IT Productivity by 50 Percent

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The City of Milwaukee had a problem: finding a better, less expensive way to manage a growing IT infrastructure. And it tried a familiar solution: virtualizing its servers on VMware. But the city found VMware tough to manage and expensive to license. So it adopted a Microsoft virtualization solution that includes the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Service Pack 1 and Hyper-V virtualization technology, Microsoft System Center management products, and the Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Standard Suite. Now, the city's IT staff is 50 percent more productive, enabling it to handle a growing infrastructure without additional staff. Licensing costs are less, stretching scarce budget dollars.

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