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April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today at the Microsoft Management Summit, Microsoft Corp. showcased companies relying on Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center to adapt to the changing needs of their businesses and customers.
"Companies around the world are using our technologies to innovate for their businesses. Our focus is to help IT organizations expand their capabilities and embrace the opportunities of cloud computing," said
Brad Anderson, corporate vice president of Windows Server and System Center Division. Anderson delivered the keynote address at the Summit and
blogged about Microsoft's Cloud OS strategy.
Powering Pizza Delivery
A pizza delivery pioneer, Domino's Pizza has computerized nearly all aspects of store operations, from inventory to order taking to staff scheduling. The company moved to Windows Server Hyper-V for better reliability and management of its in-store servers running the Domino's Pulse point-of-sale (POS) application.
Hyper-V is currently deployed in 750 stores and will be rolled out to more than 4,000 in
the United States, as well as international locations. Using System Center to centrally manage over 15,000 servers and devices, Domino's has cut virtualization-related help desk calls by 99 percent.
"If online ordering goes down, a third of our business evaporates. It's that simple. It's absolutely critical that our store servers remain running and, with Hyper-V, we've dramatically reduced store downtime," said
Lance Shinabarger, vice president, Global Infrastructure, Domino's Pizza. "From pricing to management, performance and reliability gains, Hyper-V and System Center have been a huge win for Domino's."
Closing the "Dev-Ops" Gap
The Xerox India Development Center (IDC) supports software development for customers all over the world. IDC needed to help its developers better collaborate with customers and a more reliable way to quickly test and fix applications. The organization built a Microsoft private cloud with Windows Server Hyper-V and System Center that dynamically replicates customer datacenter environments. Using System Center with Visual Studio Team Foundation Server, the operations team can efficiently provide developers with deep insights into applications for real-time troubleshooting and optimization. As a result, IDC improved developer productivity by approximately 40 percent and cut costs by about 30 percent.