Case Study: Council Expands Shared Services and Makes Significant Savings Through Virtualisation



Staffordshire County Council wanted to reduce costs through virtualisation—improving manageability and resilience by moving its infrastructure to the private cloud. It also looked to support shared services.


Staffordshire County Council worked with Microsoft Gold Partner Risual on a proof of concept and production deployment built with the Microsoft System Center Suite and Microsoft Hyper-V Server 2008 R2.


  • Delivers significant savings
  • Provides platform for shared services
  • Improves manageability
  • Speeds software updates
  • Creates path to system upgrade

Here’s what Staffordshire County Council had to say about their implementation:

“Server build times have been reduced by around 90 per cent and new server provisioning takes seconds, with just five to 10 minutes for them to be fully on the domain.”

Vic Falcus, Head of ICT Service Management, Staffordshire County Council

The full case study is available online here.

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