Improve Branch Office Admin with Flexible Server Solution
Paul Smith, a global fashion designer, wanted to improve management of its remote infrastructure. A small IT team in England centrally managed the company's entire infrastructure, including distant branch offices. Without local IT support, branch offices could be difficult to manage. Further, local systems could place the whole network at risk if they became compromised. To improve management and stability, Paul Smith is implementing the Server Core installation option of Windows Server® 2008. By taking advantage of hardened services and installing only the server roles required at each location, Paul Smith is reducing risk. With fewer components running on each server, the network will be less vulnerable to attack and software maintenance will be easier. Finally, Paul Smith can implement a remote infrastructure with Windows Server 2008 that is more strategically designed and managed.