“The success of our business relies on providing a fast, accurate and professional service to our clients. A reliable IT infrastructure is therefore at the heart of our business plan, as we cannot afford any delays or downtime,” says Karen Malone, Managing Director at Centaur Fund Services. “We knew at the outset that we needed an enterprise-class IT system in order to compete with larger competitors on a level playing field. We felt that rather than make one of our first hires an IT admin, the better solution was to choose technology that would give us a high level of automation and work with the right partner to help us manage it.”
Centaur worked with its IT partner, Trilogy Technologies, to identify the technology best suited to its needs, and Trilogy was quick to recommend the potential benefits they could achieve from establishing a virtualized IT infrastructure from the start. “We did a competitive pricing exercise for total cost of ownership over three years comparing Microsoft, Citrix and VMware,” says Malone. “VMware came out comfortably on top and while we were previously more familiar with Citrix, we were hugely impressed with the VMware offering and decided that it made sense to go with the market leader..
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