From the first discussion with ACROM, the Italian Institute of Culture intended to have some changeover and important upgrade of the IT architecture, both in terms of IT infrastructure, security and licensing. Facing major problems in operating existing IT resources, we proposed an audit that proved it was impossible to keep a high level of security and fluency in our customer’s business.
Following the audit, we agreed with the Italian Institute of Culture to have major changes in internal IT architecture, from replacing all the hardware equipment in servers area to migration of operating systems from Windows Server 2003 to Windows Server R2, migration of Active Directory group and setup of back-up policies for the new working mode.
The old server, which was about 10 years old, was replaced with a new one, with hardware configuration suitable to the beneficiary’s business needs. We chose a Dell T110 server with the following configuration:
In order to reduce the impact on users activity, we decided to migrate Active Directory from the old Windows 2003 server to the new server, which helped us minimize the server unavailability period to only 3 hours break.
To simplify data backup, we chose the virtualization technical solution of the server and virtual machine backup made on external HDD connected via USB interface to the physical machine.
Ezio Peraro, Director
As an institute of culture, our needs were and are still very different from other clients or private companies and ACROM company understood how important… [read more]