Case Study

US brokerage company achieves rapid windows migration, meeting Federal deadline

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This U.S. brokerage and banking company with 7.9 million client accounts and more than 300 offices, was up against a strict federal deadline for migration to Windows 8. Using Nomad the company was able to meet its deadline while bypassing the expected huge investments in infrastructure and manual technical resources.

Challenges

Having missed the transition from Windows XP to Windows 7, the company was determined to become an early adopter of Windows 8. It was prepared to meet its migration deadline by any means necessary, and had prepared for an army of on the ground technical resources to complete the migration manually. Although the company was open to an automated approached, the alternatives it looked at centered around native SCCM and only offered minimal time and cost savings.

Solution

Nomad was deployed to enable effective bandwidth control for content downloads related to software distribution, software updates and operating system deployment. The company installed Nomad on workstations in 300 remote branches, enabling the company to migrate to Windows 8 in its remote sites without the need to deploy distribution points in remote locations.

Benefits

  • Migration deadlines achieved– Nomad helped the company achieve its migration requirements to Windows 8, meeting its corporate cost savings and timeline goals.
  • 4,000 seats migrated with no additional servers– Nomad’s peer-to-peer delivery eliminated the need for additional servers, meaning that its current content distribution architecture was sufficient to migrate 4,000 desktops in a highly distributed environment
  • Immediate savings of $425k– avoiding the purchase and deployment of 350 distribution points, saving $425k and leading to ongoing operational savings of nearly $200k per year.
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