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Hostway: Hosting Provider Saves $100,000, Increases Reliability With Cloud Management Solution

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Executive Summary

In 2010, hosting provider Hostway used Microsoft virtualization software to launch a line of cloud computing services. Before it could expand its cloud business, it wanted a more comprehensive management environment that would simplify its staff's workload and enable it to add new services without adding complexity to its infrastructure. It upgraded to Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2012 to gain capabilities such as the ability to manage multiple hypervisors and operating systems and support load-balanced clusters. The Hostway staff now has one place to go for all its cloud management needs, which will reduce management costs by an estimated U.S.$100,000 annually. The new management console also performs much better, is more reliable, and gives Hostway more flexibility in offering new cloud services.

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