Case Study: Server Migration & Virtualization

Case Study

Server Migration & Virtualization

About Andrews, Hammock & Powell, INC (AHP)

Andrews, Hammock & Powell, Inc. is a multi-disciplined firm consisting of mechanical and electrical engineers located in Macon, Georgia.

When the time came to upgrade an aging Microsoft Small Business Server solution, Middle Georgia’s Andrews, Hammock and Powell knew it was time to call on Dynamic Quest to get the job done right.

The situation

Old equipment leads to slow performance

Andrews, Hammock & Powell needed to replace aging hardware technology and update older software, bringing them up to the latest versions of their key line of business software solutions that will support long-term business growth.

Dynamic Quest to the rescue

Updated technology leads to improved security & performance

Dynamic Quest determined it was time to replace the aging Microsoft Small Business Server 2003 solution that was close to hitting the capacity of 75 users with a server solution leveraging Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization technology.

The results

  • 3 Physical Servers reduced to 1 Physical Hardware device running 3 Microsoft Servers on Hyper-V
  • Effectively cut the amount of power drained
  • Virtualized environment enabled a better backup strategy
  • Internal team released from time consuming management
  • Peace of mind knowing your data is properly backed up
  • Energized team free to focus on greater business goals

Hardware as a service makes it possible

Dynamic Quest’s hardware as a service program was an attractive solution.

Hardware as a Service allows organizations to pay a monthly subscription for hardware instead of purchasing hardware equipment outright. By paying a monthly fee, AHP was able to turn capital expenditures into small consistent operational expenses.

Dynamic Quest’s wow! Factor

Dynamic Quest’s engineering team ensured the SBS 2003 migration went smoothly, making it possible for all employees to go about business as usual during the transfer process.
Strategy was devised to move the entire infrastructure on the Windows Small Business Server to Windows Server that ensured our client never missed a beat. Everything was migrated over, including large Microsoft Exchange mailboxes and other important data.
Dynamic Quest continues to provide IT consulting and support services to Andrews, Hammock & Powell and looks forward to assisting as our client’s business grows and adapts to challenges presented in the world of electrical and mechanical design.

“Dynamic Quest’s depth is amazing. Every team member who worked on the project was knowledgeable, and things just clicked well.
Server migrations will always present hurdles and specific challenges, but they handled them all well.”

March Schroeder

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