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Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service: Fire Service Solves Bandwidth Limitations at Nine Area Headquarters With Virtualisation

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Executive Summary

Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service is the second largest emergency service in Europe, serving 52 per cent of the population of Scotland. Strathclyde Fire & Rescue Service in Scotland needed to reduce operating costs and reinforce its green credentials by virtualising servers. Bandwidth limitations at nine remote sites had reduced the potential for centralising support services. Using Hyper-V virtualisation technology, the fire service is consolidating physical servers by a ratio of 10:1 and reducing the amount of data-centre hardware, thereby improving its carbon footprint.

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