Date Added: Oct 2011
With its head office in London, architecture and design practice Zaha Hadid Architects has grown exponentially in recent years. But with success have come challenges - specifically, in matching IT infrastructure to the needs of a global business. The award-winning practice replaced its infrastructure with the Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter operating system and Hyper-V virtualisation software, together with Microsoft datacenter management tools. As a result, it is helping to ensure business continuity and improving productivity, with systems running to optimum performance and resilience levels across two separate sites in London. It has saved money on upgrading unified communications by deploying Microsoft Lync 2010 and now has a scalable infrastructure through which it can implement new servers and applications quickly, with no risk of downtime.