Hoster Saves $971,000 in Data Center Costs With Integrated Virtualization Solution
Fpweb.net has been hosting Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies since 1999. To weather a tough market, the company wanted to hone its competitive advantage by reducing operational costs and passing the savings to customers. It tried a VMware virtualization solution to cut hardware costs but reached the limit of the product's capabilities. To expand its virtualized environment, Fpweb.net switched to Windows Server 2008 with Hyper-V, saving U.S.$100,800 in licensing costs over the VMware option. It has since virtualized 115 servers, avoiding an increase in data center rental costs of $180,000 a year and raising IT worker productivity by 30 percent. Fpweb.net also deployed Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 with which IT staff can provision virtual servers 60 percent faster.