IT Consultancy Firm Moves Toward Universal Virtualization
Avanade is a rapidly expanding global IT consultancy firm with a growing number of professionals. Until recently, the IT department could not contain the equally impressive increase in servers. When Avanade deployed a virtualization solution with the Windows Server 2008 operating system and Hyper-V technology running on Sun x64 servers, the company gained the performance, reliability, and scalability to virtualize as many workloads as possible, including resource-intensive 64-bit applications. Over the next five years, Avanade expects to avoid U.S.$835,000 in hardware expenses and rack-space charges, and to slow storage growth by 58 percent.