Data Centers

Firm Shrinks 650 Servers to 22, Cuts Energy Usage by 90 Percent With Virtualization

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Executive Summary

Kroll Factual Data of Loveland, Colorado, is a longtime provider of information services to the mortgage industry. The firm wanted to optimize its server infrastructure to better meet spikes in demand and reduce data center costs. Kroll Factual Data virtualized its data center using Windows Server 2008 and Hyper-V technology, consolidating 650 servers to 22. It further streamlined its infrastructure using Microsoft System Center data center solutions to monitor and manage its physical and virtual landscape, and Microsoft Visual Studio development tools to quickly develop applications. With its new optimized infrastructure, the company can grow faster, scale quickly to meet customer needs, and dramatically reduce IT costs.

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