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Going beyond virtualisation:  How Coventry University modernised their management platform and saved money with Microsoft System Centre 2012
 

Going beyond virtualisation: How Coventry University modernised their management platform and saved money with Microsoft System Centre 2012

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Microsoft System Centre 2012 provides an integrated management platform with a robust set of capabilities. Coventry are currently using Systems Centre Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, ...

Microsoft System Centre 2012 provides an integrated management platform with a robust set of capabilities. Coventry are currently using Systems Centre Virtual Machine Manager, Operations Manager, Service Manager and Configuration Manager. Come and learn how they have successfully integrated these management tools and saved money in the process.

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    Going beyond virtualisation:  How Coventry University modernised their management platform and saved money with Microsoft System Centre 2012 Going beyond virtualisation: How Coventry University modernised their management platform and saved money with Microsoft System Centre 2012 Presentation Transcript

    • Going Beyond Virtualisation:How Coventry University modernised their managementplatform and saved money with Microsoft System Centre 2012
    • Independent surveys show thatCoventry is an evolving and we provide a caring and Three words set us apart -innovative university with a supportive environment, employability, enterprise and growing reputation for enriched by a unique blend of entrepreneurship. excellence in education. academic expertise and practical experience. And by seeking to enhance the Our aim is to keep on improving. strong vocational emphasis of Were investing heavily our courses and bolstering our in developing our state-of-the- links with the very best industry art facilities with £160m organisations, were firmly earmarked for improvements focussed on preparing students over the next ten years. for successful futures.
    • Cost Savings Across I.T • Focussed on delivering our 2010-2015 Corporate Plan • IT Work Package aimed at centralising, standardising and realising £1,000,000 efficiency savings and £500,000 in staff savings across I.TIT Centralisation & Restructure• All localised IT support now under a single, central serviceTighter Business Focus• Previously seen as an IT initiative; now seen as a business initiative
    • • App Controller• Operations Manager• Orchestrator• Service Manager• Virtual Machine Manager• Data Protection Manager• Endpoint Protection• Configuration Manager
    • Agent and Agentless Monitoring in Real-Time(Servers, Networks, Workstations and any SNMPdevice)Application Awareness and Health MonitorsCentralised Monitoring and ManagementAudit Collection Services (We’re watching you)Free Management Packs from Microsoft and VendorsIntegrate existing monitoring via connectors
    • VM Host Management – Hyper-V, VMware & CITRIXOn-Premise and Cloud Based ManagementCentralised Monitoring and Management of VM’sResource Management and Dynamic OptimizationHigh Speed Service and Server DeploymentsConversion Tool set P2V, V2V and Service Deployment
    • A standardised Service Tool used across all of I.TSelf-Service Portal and Automated Ticket SystemIncident, Change, Problem, configuration and releasemanagement built-in around the ITIL and MOFframeworksImproved Responsiveness and Reduced SupportCostsProvided multiple ways to raise a support ticket withour Service Desk
    • Centrally deploy O/S’s, Applications, and updatesMonitor and manage licensing for complianceCentral Hardware and Software InventoryRich Remote Admin for All Campus ComputersCentral Power Management and Wake up technology(293 ton saving in Carbon)
    • Roles Previous Products Replaced with System Savings on products Center P/AServer and network Solar winds, Nagios, Operations Manager £25,000Monitoring Zabbix, HP Insight, IBM 2012 SP1 Director utilitiesVirtual Machine VMware Infrastructure, Virtual Machine £8,000Management SCVMM 2008 R2 Manager 2012 SP1Service Desk Tool RMS Service Manager 2010 £30,000 – Currently Migrating to 2012 SP1Desktop management Altiris, SMS 2005 System Center 2007 R3 £18,000 on product(2,500 PC’s) - Currently Migrating £28,000 on carbon to 2012 SP1 reduction and PC power managementTotal Cost for our £892.20 Total Savings Per £109,000System Center under AnnumAcademic VL exc SQL