Date Added: Sep 2009
Powerco is New Zealand's second largest electricity and gas distribution company, servicing approximately 410,000 consumers across the upper central and lower central North Island. Powerco had previously maintained both Oracle RAC and Microsoft SQL Server 2005 platforms, which meant the business incurred the expense of supporting, operating and maintaining two systems. Powerco sought to consolidate to a single server platform to help simplify its IT environment, and identified SQL Server as the most cost-effective and manageable solution. With the help of Microsoft Gold Partner, SQL Services Ltd, Powerco has commenced migration to SQL Server. The consolidation has enabled Powerco to eliminate significant costs, making it easier to manage and maintain systems in-house, without the need to invest in external consultants.