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Construction Company Server Refresh     
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Construction Company Server Refresh - 2012

Situation:
Customer has aged server hardware that is not capable to handling the workload. Customer also wants to reduce the amount of hardware required to run the business.

Challenges:
Customer required their server's functions to be transferred to new hardware with minimal disruptions. The customer also required a more efficient method for the remote users to access the local resources.

Solution:
  • Installation of 2 new physical servers and usage of Microsoft Hyper-V to virtualize server software to allow customer to reduce the number of physical servers required.
  • Installation of a new Cisco firewall and setup of RADIUS authentication allowed for a single sign-on for the remote users.
  • Installation a new terminal server allowed for remote users to access local resources from any computer.

Result:
The migration was completed over the weekend so that on Monday employees could continue to work with little interruption. With remote and local support over the next 2 days, minor bugs and issues where worked out without the company having to worry about dealing with these issues internally. The company was able to reduce the amount of physical servers required and have better remote access to company resources.

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Final servers installed
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