Case Study: Zaha Hadid Architects Helps Ensure Business Continuity with Virtual Infrastructure Refresh

This is the second of two case studies around Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center.  The case study focuses on virtual infrastructure and business continuity and is worth spending a little time reading if you are looking to use these technologies.


The London-based practice needed a core infrastructure refresh to accommodate business growth, improve storage capacity, and ensure business continuity by virtualising its datacentres.


Zaha Hadid Architects deployed Windows Server 2008 R2 Datacenter with Hyper-V virtualisation software and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager 2008 R2 for automated management.


  • Disaster recovery works in power outage
  • Provisioning servers for accounts takes just two days
  • Licensing agreement creates savings
  • Extra storage future-proofs the business

Hear what Zaha Hadid's Head of IT thought of the solution...

 “Using Microsoft System Center tools to service requests for updated versions of computer-aided design software has reduced demand on the IT team and helped us ensure licensing compliance.”  Simon Johns, Head of IT, Zaha Hadid Architects

 Download the full case study here!

Comments (2)

  1. Mick Dann says:

    Good spell checking….

    "The case study fucuses on virtual infrastructure"

  2. Sarah Lamb says:

    Hi Mick,

    Doh! Thanks for that! People are always the best spell checkers! 🙂

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