Voith IT Solutions: IT Company Achieves 75 Percent Virtualization for Cost Savings and Business Agility
Voith IT Solutions provides IT services that support the global operations of parent company, Voith, from its headquarters in Heidenheim, Germany, as well as locations throughout Asia. To maximize service while minimizing costs, the IT company turned to virtualization solutions from Microsoft in 2004 but wanted to continue making improvements. So in November 2009, Voith IT Solutions implemented Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V technology and by March 2011 had virtualized 75 percent of its server infrastructure - 185 hosts and 1,196 virtual machines. The company's virtualized infrastructure costs 40 percent less than an all-physical infrastructure, and the company expects savings to grow as it continues to virtualize more workloads. They have maintained high levels of application availability and performance.