The company was able to use the budget normally allocated for the replacement of its leased physical servers to purchase 16 host servers. The virtualization of its data center increased capacity to an equivalent of 350 servers. The server virtualization project realized over $100 000 in savings the first year and is expected to deliver additional savings of $500 000 per year. The time required to bring servers online has been reduced from two weeks to one day, and application delivery time was reduced from two weeks to twenty minutes.
Ingersoll Rand expanded its virtual computing platform to deliver on-demand applications to more than 9 000 users in branch offices, call centers, point-of-sale service centers, traveling salespeople and executives, service techs and office workers, enabling a truly mobile workforce.