Global Manufacturing Company Boosts Agility With Server to Desktop Virtualization
Ingersoll Rand is a global manufacturing company with diverse product lines. Recent growth by acquisition contributed to an already decentralized, heterogeneous IT infrastructure. To simplify management of its global IT environment, Ingersoll Rand standardized on Microsoft technologies and deployed a virtualization solution using Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V that spans servers and desktops across the enterprise. Ingersoll Rand has already avoided approximately U.S.$570,000 through server consolidation and virtualization software savings. In 2009, it expects its desktop virtualization solution to simplify the deployment of Windows Vista. By administering its virtualized environment and physical network resources with Microsoft System Center integrated management tools, Ingersoll Rand can further support its infrastructure optimization goals, driving IT efficiency and business agility.