Small Business, Server, Consolidation, HyperV, Hypervisor, Microsoft, Dell, PowerEdge, Augment, Supplemental
The Exsys, Inc team found themselves in a precarious situation when their full time IT Administrator decided to pursue another opportunity. The longtime employee had built a pretty solid infrastructure with 5 Physical servers for Exsys various line of business applications, Microsoft Exchange, Domain Controller, Active Directory all utilizing Dell PowerEdge equipment with rather beefy specifications. Rather than re-hiring for the position their management team reached out to the top IT firms in Tampa Bay. One of course being the Shield Watch IT & Web Services team.
Once the Shield Watch team was able to spend some time in their environment we found ways of cutting down their infrastructure costs by migrating those 5 physical servers to 2 physical servers with roughly 3 virtual servers utilizing the already licensed Microsoft Hypervisor system (HyperV).
What this allowed our team to do is cut down the level of server support greatly, power down those unused servers and save the Exsys team thousands of dollars a year in support costs. Since the migration over a year ago we now support their Canada and Mexico offices and they’ve renewed their Technology agreement for extended period of time.
The Shield Watch team loves to find ways of saving their clients’ money and of course delivery only the most Obsessive Customer Support in the process!