Future Businesstech | VMWare

VMWare


Challenge

Meet green IT and cost reduction objectives while implementing a dynamic, scalable infrastructure that could support software such as Microsoft Exchange 2007.

Solution

VMWare infrastructure gave Future Businesstech the confidence to deploy Microsoft Unified Communications and a customized ERP system on a virtualized platform.

VMWare at Work

  • VMWare ESX 3.0.2, migrating to ESX 3.5
  • VMotion
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • Distributed Resource Scheduler
  • High Availability
  • Virtual Desktop Infrastructure
  • VirtualCenter

Deployment Environment

  • ESX on two HP ProLiant BL 460c blade servers, each with one quad-core 2.33 GHz Intel Xeon processor and 8 GB RAM
  • HP EVA 4400 enterprise virtual array
  • Guest operating systems, Microsoft Windows 2003 R2
  • Virtualized Production Applications: MS Exchange 2007, MS Office SharePoint Server 2007, SmartFBT ERP system accessing an SQL Server DB, AntiVirus Software.

Results

  • Improved performance of MS Exchange Server by 25%
  • 99.999% UpTime
  • Delivered Single Screen management of virtualized infrastructure
  • Achieved 5:1 server consolidation ratio
  • Reduced administrator count from 3 to 1
  • Delivered 100% reduction in UPS requirements and 75% overall reduction in power and cooling