Over the last several years, the Canadian division of Manulife was experiencing rapid growth in the number of servers and databases it needed to manage. As it supported multiple business units across all of its institutional banking, retail banking, investments, and business travel insurance, server and database sprawl was consuming increasing hardware budgets and resource time. The financial organization found itself facing an IT environment that was growing at an unsustainable rate.
Changing market demands are taking their toll on healthcare organizations’ IT departments. Health systems are being gobbled up in an eat-or-be-eaten environment that results in ongoing datacenter consolidation challenges. Michael York is positioning Asante, a not-for-profit regional healthcare system that provides care to about half a million people in southern Oregon and northern California, to eat—and containerization with DxEnterprise is helping him do that.
Sell mission-critical software to 4,000 lawyers? No worries. With DH2i, one of the world’s largest corporate law firms easily exceeds 99.9% SLAs on all SQL Server instances. All that and disaster recovery failover across two datacenters for the firm’s 40 million documents, even with dramatic reduction of physical hosts and SQL Server consolidation.
A global insurance provider pitted DH2i’s platform against Microsoft Windows Server Failover Clustering (WSFC). After painstaking due-diligence testing, DH2i not only came out on top—we saved the customer $2 million in license costs alone. With DH2i, the company meets SLAs for RPO and RTO and has reduced the time spent in patching and upgrades.
This Canadian manufacturer provides equipment to support the “last mile” of high-speed digital network services. Meticulous about quality, the company stores extensive product test results, resulting in multi-terabytes of data that must be always accessible. The company was sold on DH2i’s automated failover and HA capabilities that ensure near-zero impact to company operations, at six-figure savings over the alternative.
Bridges, high-rises, airports and stadiums depend on this fast-growing steel fabricator, so its IT organization has to keep up. The company explored SQL Server Enterprise edition to manage growth and improve datacenter performance, but licensing and support costs put it out of reach. With DH2i, health monitoring and failover with automated policies keep systems humming at peak performance, at nearly a third of the cost.
The IT organization of Colorado’s third largest city manages life-critical fire, safety and 911 systems as well as utilities, public records, parks & rec and more. But an oversubscribed SAN and VM sprawl was making the system unmanageable. Now the city has automatic load balancing, HA and SLA compliance to serve its citizens, with no more sprawl and savings of 70% over SQL Server Enterprise edition.
The 24/7 ecommerce and logistics system of this European food services company manages thousands of articles of culinary equipment, beverages and food—including perishables. If the system goes down, food goes bad. DH2i ensures the same enterprise-class “always-on” high availability offered by Microsoft, with simpler management, better productivity and improved resiliency. And all at 50% lower cost for licenses and support.