kriener-potthoff communications – IT virtualized

Problem

kriener - potthoff communications is a communications agency with offices in Muenster (DE) and Allentown (USA), with the demand to reduce operational IT costs a new IT strategy was necessary. Before the redesign a server ratio of 1 physical server per 4 employees were driving costs up. Individual desktops with at least 10 different operating systems and versions made IT management nearly impossible.

Process

comdivision consulting analyzed the demand and came up with a 100% virtualisation strategy for all x86 and windows/linux systems. But the virtualization strategy was not restricted on servers and was clearly expanded towards desktops. To further reduce costs the overall hosting of server and desktop operations was outsourced to comdivision consulting.

Solution

With the outsourcing approach comdivision consulting started by converting physical servers into new virtual servers, reducing operating systems to one linux and one windows version. After the conversion of all physical servers the desktop virtualisation was the next approach updating all desktops to a central Windows desktop system.