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

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 Situation

  • 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

Our Approach

  • 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

Outcomes Achieved

  • 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