Carmel College wanted to reduce IT overheads through virtualisation. After finding VMware expensive and difficult to integrate, it decided to virtualise its servers with Hyper-V technology—part of the Windows Server 2008 R2 operating system—to reduce power, cooling, licensing, and maintenance costs. The solution saves the college an estimated £40,000 a year in staffing and operational costs, and power and cooling overheads have been cut by 50 per cent.

“With the Microsoft platform, we can integrate systems so all applications work smoothly. We’ve reduced operational and staffing costs, equivalent to around £40,000 a year.” Kevin Burke, IT Services Manager, Carmel College

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