Server Deployment cut by 1,000 hours a month. Data Center savings of up to $2 million annually. Faster time-to-market with cloud offerings.
Hostway Corporation is one of the world’s largest Web hosting companies, providing a full range of Internet services to 2 million direct and indirect customers worldwide. To curb server proliferation, reduce hardware and setup costs, and improve availability, the Hostway Enterprise Services division used the Windows Server® 2008 R2 Data Center operating system, the Hyper-V™ technology, Microsoft® System Center Data Center solutions, and the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters to create an on-demand, dedicated virtual server offering.
With the new platform, Hostway will slash server deployment work by up to 1,000 hours a month and expects hardware and electrical costs to drop by nearly U.S. $2 million annually. Hostway was also able to cut 60 to 90 days from its product introduction cycle and get to market sooner with a cost-effective offering that boasts 100 percent uptime.
A key reason we went with Microsoft was the totality of its solution, including tools like the Microsoft Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters. Microsoft brought together everything we needed in a cohesive package. Thanks to the Dynamic Data Center Toolkit, we were able to launch our Virtual Dedicated Server (VDS) service with nearly zero programming – Joe Young, Senior Windows Administrator, Hostway.
One of the factors that influenced Hostway’s decision for Windows Server 2008 R2 was the targeted virtualization and “cloud” computing deployment assistance that Microsoft provides. Cloud computing refers to hosting and managing applications and services through Internet-based data centers, and it is becoming a popular deployment option in the hosting business.
The Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters brings all Microsoft virtualization and cloud technologies together in one place. Having this package was a huge help for me; otherwise, I would have been running down documents on the Internet – Joe Young.
The Dynamic Data Center Toolkit for Hosters provides step-by-step guidance, sample code, best practices, and collateral to help hosting providers rapidly build and launch managed services powered by Windows Server 2008 Hyper-V and Microsoft System Center data center solutions. It even provides advice for hosting partners in marketing and selling managed services and solutions.