Date Added: Oct 2011
Tarion Warranty Corporation regulates the new home building industry in the Canadian province of Ontario and is relied on by homeowners, buyers, and builders to process warranties and claims quickly and accurately. When growth resulted in a data center that overheated and experienced shutdowns, Tarion used VMware to consolidate servers. However, the technology was difficult to manage, and Tarion limited its use. By switching to the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system with Hyper-V technology and Microsoft System Center data center solutions, Tarion deployed servers 300 percent faster and pinpointed issues 500 percent faster than with VMware. It extended virtualization to disaster recovery, reducing recovery time by 25 percent, and optimized uptime, improving service for builders, homeowners, and employees.