Equiniti ICS chose Windows Server 2008 R2 with Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center 2012 for the private cloud hosting service to reduce server footprint and monitor and automate the virtualized environment
“With System Center 2012, we can easily manage applications and services across multiple hypervisor as well as across public and private cloud infrastructures. It fully addresses the management challenge of virtulization and allows the IT team to move a running virtual machine from one physical host to another without any disruption to service” says Pat McCorkell, Technical Manager, Equiniti ICS.
By using the Hyper-V server virtualization and Microsoft System Center 2012 manageability tools, Equiniti ICS has transformed its IT infrastructure and enhanced business agility to offer clients a hosting service through the Microsoft private cloud. Most importantly the firm has decreased the risk of server failure, while speeding up the provision of hosted cloud services to new customers. Other benefits are that customers get on line quicker, improved resilience, reduced need for third party tools and low-cost Microsoft licensing helps Equiniti ICS customers.
Colin Cassidy, Small Medium Business & Partner Strategy Lead at Microsoft comments, “Equiniti ICS has invested in Microsoft software to help build cutting-edge business process services and IT solutions. We’re thrilled with its success and look forward to developing the partnership.”