Union Pacific Reduces Costs, Boosts IT Responsiveness With Hyper-V
Running the nation's largest freight railroad requires sophisticated technology. Union Pacific wanted to expand the use of virtualization to curb physical server growth and better meet business needs. The railroad had deployed VMware virtualization technology in its data center to reduce server sprawl but decided to switch to the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter Hyper-V technology to provide a more familiar tool for Windows-trained staff. By using Hyper-V, Union Pacific has been able to extend virtualization to production workloads and aims to virtualize more than 50 percent of its 1,000 Windows-based servers, saving thousands of dollars in the process. The IT staff can more easily manage Hyper-V host servers and ensure higher performance and availability.