It's always interesting to read about projects where IT costs have been reduced by the IT team of a university, and I've had this in my 'must share' list for a while.
As there's a full case study on the Microsoft website about the different activities undertaken by the Coventry University IT team to hit their cost saving targets, all I'll do is summarise the highlights:
The results meant that a number of different savings were made:
The flip side of the saving message is that the university were also able to improve the IT services provided to their users. For example, they've increased user uptime significantly, by increasing the server resilience and using failover clustering – automatically moving applications between server clusters when there are problems. They're also moving forward on improving their disaster recovery planning, to allow them to replicate their data in real-time, rather than with daily off-site backup and storage.
Read the full Coventry University case study on IT savings with Hyper-V here
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