Case Study: Wintel Server Virtualization Reduces Infrastructure Costs and Drives Organizational Change at Canada Post
April 27, 2011 - Ottawa, Ontario
Case study examines how Innovapost recently led an ambitious server virtualization project at Canada Post that has reduced ongoing infrastructure costs, optimized server resource usage and enabled business managers to focus on results.
As part of an ongoing effort to modernize its technology and reduce costs, Canada Post outlined a number of ambitious business goals for 2010. These objectives included the need to identify infrastructure cost savings, improve server resource usage and facilitate more nimble business operations. The Wintel servers (machines running Intel x86 compatible processors and a Microsoft Windows operating system) were key components of Canada Post operations, but were expensive to operate. Facing monthly maintenance costs of thousands of dollars per server, Canada Post wished to reduce these expenses without compromising – or interrupting – performance.
By converting physical servers into virtual machines, virtualization would allow Canada Post to deliver services more efficiently and reduce waste. Beyond the significant cost savings delivered by the virtualization project, Canada Post is now better positioned to accommodate future growth and the delivery of innovative new services. New virtual servers and applications can be activated quickly without the effort previously required to provision, install and maintain new server hardware.
Read how Innovapost helped Canada Post dramatically reduce its physical server count and eliminate up to 75% of its server maintenance costs with this ambitious server virtualization project.
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