Virtualization Solution Helps Brazil's Central Bank Cut Power Costs by 20 Percent

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Executive Summary

In recent years, the number of physical servers in the Central Bank of Brazil's data centers has decreased while demand for services has increased. In 2006, the bank recognized the value of using virtual servers, and it successfully deployed a virtualization solution based on Microsoft Virtual Server 2005 R2 and Windows Server 2003. In 2008, the bank enhanced its virtual environment by upgrading to Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V and deploying Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008. This highly reliable solution helps the bank manage its physical and virtual resources more effectively. Through virtualization, the bank has cut power costs by 20 percent, boosted IT productivity by 20 percent, and increased processing speed by 50 percent.

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