The Virtual Challenge
The exponential growth into more than twenty buildings across Dallas, Denver, Atlanta and Houston within 10 years required Granite Properties to hastily combine its systems, adding new, and replacing damaged, equipment as needed. To meet the demands of its 130 widespread employees, Granite was employing more than 30 aging physical servers, each running from its own box.
The VMware Solution
The aggressive remediation plan included tightening the network security, standardizing the environment with upgrades and replacing hardware and software. Paranet VMware Consulting trimmed more than 30 physical servers down to just three new VMware virtual host servers and two Dell EqualLogic SANs, which now fit on one rack.
“Since implementing the new system, we have reduced our use and waste of equipment, as well as decreased our electricity bills.”
“I believe we will see even more reduced costs over time.”
By virtualizing the server network, Paranet VMware Consulting provided Granite with a server environment that is more efficient and cost effective to manage. Granite now has the ability to grow without buying hardware, while upgrades will be more cost effective to acquire when needed.
“Getting out of the IT business means we can fully focus on managing our business applications. Paranet designed a smart economical solution to meet our long-term needs.”
Director of IT | Granite Properties