Xtravirt develops a comprehensive and scalable framework to modernise, optimise, and increase security on key user systems

The Customer

This Global Financial Services organisation has offices in 42 countries worldwide and over 55,000 employees, with a range of B2C and B2B customers ranging from individuals to national governments.

The Situation

  • Enhance security and ensure core VMware® infrastructure complies with internal maintenance and governance
  • De-risk the integration of a new Microsoft® security system within the VDI environment as part of a new operating system deployment
  • Improve efficiency of customer’s VMware converged data storage platform to reduce costs

Our Approach

  • Comprehensive and repeatable testing framework developed and implemented, covering full range of functional capabilities – both new features and those used in the existing estate
  • VMware vSAN™ storage testing, able to demonstrate measurable impact in performance and capacity when advanced optimisation features enabled
  • VDI environment reconfigured to enable deployment of Windows 10 image with Microsoft Credential Guard integrated

Outcomes Achieved

  • Validated solution of modernised VMware platform enabled green light for release to production
  • Successful optimisation of VMware vSAN storage improving both capacity and performance
  • Certified integration of higher security protection enabling new Windows 10 solution rollout