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Smith Flow Control: Safety Products Firm Replaces Eight Physical Servers With Five Virtual Machines

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Executive Summary

Smith Flow Control, part of Halma, the U.K.-based hazard detection and life protection products group, needed an easy-to-manage IT infrastructure to replace its disparate systems. It chose Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V over VMware virtualisation technology. Now, instead of eight physical servers, the company uses a three-node Hyper-V cluster with five virtual machines. Smith Flow Control turned to Microsoft Gold Certified Partner Quantix, which specialises in virtualisation, database solutions, business application support services, high performance networking, and security and remote managed services. This has increased productivity, reliability, and disaster recovery options.

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