Use Case: When a Service Provider Partner Needed DRaaS
Your clients rely on the IT services you deliver to run their businesses. You, in turn rely on IT resources to deliver these services. In today’s volatile world, all businesses require a comprehensive business continuity plan that includes DR for their critical IT resources.
Download this use case to read how one of our partners was able to use Xterity Cloud DRaaS to rapidly recover a critical server that had experienced an unrecoverable hardware error.
Use Case: Rapid Scale Up / Scale Down Flexibility
Wouldn’t it be ideal to ensure your clients that they don’t have to worry about IT rightsizing? With Xterity Cloud Services you can proactively scale your client’s IT resource up and down to meet their variable IT requirements. This capability enables you to provide the performance your clients need when they need it and to provide cost savings by disbanding resources when they’re no longer needed. It’s a “utility computing” win-win for you and your clients.
Rapid scale up / scale down flexibility is just one of the many values provided by Xterity Cloud Services.
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Managed Service Providers
This case study reveals why Gradient Data Solutions selected Xterity Cloud Service over the behemoth CSPs and how the decision has resulted in a win-win relationship.
Whether you’re just thinking about offering cloud services or you’ve already taken the plunge you’ll find some very valuable information in this paper that will help you make the right decision on who to partner with.
Read how Comfort Keepers looked to the cloud to improve round-the-clock in-home patient care while experiencing significant growth. By moving to Egenera’s Xterity Cloud Services, Comfort Keepers, a leading home care services provider, was able to give its employees reliable 24x7x365 on-demand access to customer data and improve uptime in its multi-site environment. Read this case study to discover more about how Comfort Keepers benefits from using Xterity’s highly reliable cloud, backed up by 24x7x365 technical support to ensure its employees have access to the data they need to provide the reliable home services their clients require.
Fitness Professionals Limited (FitPro)
FitPro is the world’s largest fitness development firm with a diverse portfolio that includes online personal training, certifications, web applications and mobile technologies. As a global company, FitPro wanted to partner with a cloud service that replaced its current implementation of critical servers and storage infrastructure at its London-based headquarters with an innovative, robust and cost effective storage and virtualized server solution to include business continuity and disaster recovery. The resulting solution would enable FitPro to benefit from the cost savings of purchasing less server hardware and using less power by migrating a portion of their onsite servers to the cloud while adding a myriad of enhanced management, functionality and operational benefits. FitPro partnered with Egenera and its Xterity Cloud Services to not only host is website, but also all of the company’s business critical products including accounting, CRM and e-commerce services.
Cambridge Health Alliance: Ambulatory Product Suite
Cambridge Health Alliance chose PAN Manager® Software by Egenera® to manage the infrastructure for their new ambulatory product suite in a strategic initiative to automate its ambulatory-care environment. Over a five year period, the Alliance expects to save $2 million with PAN Manager, including $1 million in initial capital costs. Equally significant, Egenera is reducing system administration requirements—enabling Alliance IT professionals to focus on activities that add real value to the user community.
Emory Healthcare Partners with Egenera and Fujitsu
As the largest and most comprehensive healthcare system in Georgia, Emory Healthcare is in the business of making critical, life-saving decisions every day. Emory’s healthcare providers are constantly on the move – room-to-room, bed to-bed, patient-to-patient – so increasing employee mobility and data/application availability to clinicians is extremely important. To support its staff’s need for online access anytime and anywhere throughout its health network, Emory is virtualizing its desktops to enable its doctors and nurses to be mobile while offering guaranteed access to critical systems for patient care.
Daiwa Institute of Research (DIR) is a comprehensive think tank within Daiwa Securities Group, combining research, consulting and systems integration services. As a global company, DIR wanted to create a cloud service that tied together geographically dispersed datacenters, while reducing total cost of ownership and enhancing overall availability. They envisioned a hybrid cloud that could integrate with clouds built by their partners as well. As part of this strategic initiative they also planned to roll out a Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) service to their 4000 users. DIR chose Egenera solutions as a foundation for this flexible and highly available cloud infrastructure to support their global business.
Panasonic Electric Works Information Systems: Internet Datacenter Services
Panasonic Electric Works Information Systems Co., Ltd. (PEW-IS) has chosen PAN Manager® Software by Egenera® to consolidate servers and reduce floor-space requirements. Along with enabling server consolidation, PAN Manager is delivering superior high availability and disaster recovery. Applications running in the datacenter include an order-processing service for the manufacturing industry, a content delivery system and Electronic Data Interchange (EDI). Based on proven results, PEW-IS has designated PAN Manager as its standard infrastructure virtualization management software for mission-critical processing.
SAVVIS: Global IT Utility
SAVVIS set a goal to become a virtualized utility computing datacenter, integrating virtualized servers, storage, networks, and security into an end-to-end solution. Today, the service provider houses 1,425 virtual servers running on 70 industry-standard servers, 370 terabytes of 3PAR® storage and 1,250 virtualized firewalls.
As a complement to its managed hosting and collocation business, the company has built huge, scalable service platforms that can be leveraged by multiple clients with full security. This utility approach enables SAVVIS to charge customers for resources more closely tailored to their actual needs. Each year, more revenues and profits are generated from utility hosting contracts with business and government customers ranging from start-up entrepreneurs to the largest enterprises in the world, enabling SAVVIS to compete and win against traditional hosting providers and outsourcers.
American Capital (ACAS) is one of the largest U.S. publicly traded alternative asset managers. As of March 2012, ACAS had $101 billion in assets under management. Operations are mission critical and there is simply no room for downtime. ACAS has partnered with Egenera, a pioneer in converged fabrics and infrastructure automation software. The Egenera solution provides the company with a comprehensive IT management and business continuity software solution that both lowers their costs by 20 percent and improves their IT service levels.
eLynx Automates and Modernizes Mortgage Loan Processing and Documentation
eLynx provides the mortgage industry with outsourced document fulfillment services that streamline and automate the loan origination process. The eLynx software-as-a-service (SaaS) offering is the most widely used network in the mortgage industry as its data-centric document collaboration and distribution services modernize and accelerate loan processing.
ICE Cube is a Galway (Ireland) based technology business with a rich 40 year heritage providing I.T. infrastructure, support and software solutions to a number of niche market segments in the UK and Ireland. As market leaders, ICE Cube’s industry leading software package CU247 is used in Credit Unions all over Ireland today. As a leader in financial services ICE Cube wanted to move customers from its legacy platform to modern, cloud-based products tailored to the needs of credit unions but without having to invest and absorb the cost of hardware investment and 24/7 management and support. Ultimately, ICE Cube partnered with Egenera and its Xterity Cloud Services offering to satisfy all of its technical, proximal and business requirements with outcomes to include reduced hardware investment, instant access to software upgrades, business continuity and disaster recovery solutions as well as the flexibility to accommodate the business’ rapid growth.
IT architects at Standard Chartered PLC had decided to centralize datacenter operations for its core retail-banking application, which is available to customers at 1,200 locations worldwide. After evaluating other vendor offerings, Standard Chartered selected PAN Manager® Software by Egenera®. Egenera was the only vendor with an integrated solution for infrastructure virtualization and management, and the only one with customer references and a proven product. As a result, Standard Chartered has cut total cost of ownership in half compared to their previous proprietary solution and can now bring a new country online in nine days rather than 45 as estimated for its legacy architecture.