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Microsoft System Center 2012 | IRCA Global

by | 1 Aug 2013 | Case Studies, Microsoft

Core business applications standardised with Microsoft technology

Client Understanding

IRCA Global is a leading Risk Management solutions provider in the areas of Safety, Health, Environment and Quality. They Assess, Advise and Assist clients to address the avoidance of loss in a cost effective and practical manner through high quality systems, products and services. With a high reliance on system response and uptime the client had made various attempts through different service providers to ensure that the core business applications, delivered through Microsoft technologies, were brought to an acceptable standard. Coupled with a complicated and intrusive migration strategy to a new hardware stack a simpler and more streamlines approach would be key to the deployment.

Migration approach

After an audit was completed to understand the business requirements, a correctly resourced hardware platform was procured to handle the current and expected loads of the business. To avoid the complications associated to a full application rebuild, AVeS highlighted a migration through the conversion of the existing platform to the new hardware solution through the use of a Physical to Virtual conversion 

Solution

The new platform was loaded with Hyper-V Server 2012 and the existing server was migrated. Using the flexibility of Hyper-V the resources assigned to the virtual server were increased and the expected system speeds were achieved.

Final outcomes

Users within the organisation immediately noted the increase in day to day functionality of the service platform demonstrating a clear win. With the inclusion of a solid virtual layer separating the application and hardware stack, we effectively eliminated the often complicated migration associated to hardware updates for the client. Resource allocation were easy to assign and as the physical server still had resources available, if required, allowed for additional servers to be introd

About AVeS
AVeS combines expert knowledge and services with leading technologies to provide comprehensive information security and infrastructure solutions. Working off 15-years of migration strategies, as well as effective designing of various platforms, we pride ourselves in offering an out-of-the-box approach to many tricky situations in which companies find themselves. We create a multi-phase approach to the technologies, we streamline business spend and ensure compliancy with regard to IT infrastructure.

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