Desktop modernisation for renowned investment firm - Xtravirt

Xtravirt’s strategic oversight and project management improves and simplifies DR capability of servers and desktops

Challenge

  • Improve VDI performance and user perception whilst reducing operational costs
  • Customer requirement to migrate 83 servers and rationalise 20 servers
  • Approximately 80 applications and 41,000 GB of data migrated within a challenging timeframe
  • 100% of company users to be fully migrated within the project deadline

Solution

  • Xtravirt advisory service independently validated R&Q strategy and provided transformation roadmap
  • VMware Horizon and AppVolumes infrastructure, implemented by iomart
  • A tight collaboration with R&Q, leveraging Xtravirt’s project assurance services and CTO oversight
  • Effective planning ensured no unplanned business downtime

Result

  • Staff experienced faster system performance with no staff having a slower experience
  • 6 figure reduction of operational and contractual costs for managed service contracts
  • DR capability simplified for 100% of server and VDI desktops
  • Improved reliability and disaster recovery capabilities

The Customer

Founded in 1991 this renowned investment firm is an AIM listed company and specialises in a wide range of insurance products and services. It has gone on to create a comprehensive range of investment activities and services in the global non-life insurance market.

The Customer

Founded in 1991 this renowned investment firm is an AIM listed company and specialises in a wide range of insurance products and services. It has gone on to create a comprehensive range of investment activities and services in the global non-life insurance market.

At a glance

Challenge

  • Improve VDI performance and user perception whilst reducing operational costs
  • Customer requirement to migrate 83 servers and rationalise 20 servers
  • Approximately 80 applications and 41,000 GB of data migrated within a challenging timeframe
  • 100% of company users to be fully migrated within the project deadline

Solution

  • Xtravirt advisory service independently validated R&Q strategy and provided transformation roadmap
  • VMware Horizon and AppVolumes infrastructure, implemented by iomart
  • A tight collaboration with R&Q, leveraging Xtravirt’s project assurance services and CTO oversight
  • Effective planning ensured no unplanned business downtime

Result

  • Staff experienced faster system performance with no staff having a slower experience
  • 6 figure reduction of operational and contractual costs for managed service contracts
  • DR capability simplified for 100% of server and VDI desktops
  • Improved reliability and disaster recovery capabilities


Date Published: 8th November 2016
Date Modified: 28th February 2019
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