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Priming the Pump: Xangati Helps Weir’s Cloud and VDI Waters to Flow

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Priming the Pump: Xangati Helps Weir’s Cloud and VDI Waters to Flow
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Priming the Pump: Xangati Helps Weir’s Cloud and VDI Waters to Flow

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In 1871, brothers George and James Weir founded a company focused on creating novel pumping equipment, primarily aimed at steam ships being built at Glasgow’s Clyde shipyards. Today, Weir operations now encompass more than 70 countries and 14,000 employees, focusing on the mineral, oil and gas, and power industries. As a company famous for
its innovative hardware, it’s no surprise that Weir is on a never-ending search for the most effective tools available to help with its growth and success. This applies just as much deep in the field as it does in the depths of its data centers.

Over the last several years, Weir Minerals in North America worked diligently to streamline its IT operations with the power of virtualization. The group adopted VMware vSphere and vCenter for rendering its 150 servers into a cloud powerhouse, and it deployed VMware Horizon to realize the cost and management benefits of virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) to 320 stations.

“We had all of the right pieces in place,” says Lowry Stiles, Infrastructure Manager for Weir Minerals out of Madison, Wisconsin. “It was a lot to handle; infrastructure issues are impossible to avoid completely, but Weir was spotting too many of them too late, so if we were going to do a virtualized cloud and VDI the right way, we had to get smarter about it.”

Learn more and read the entire article here, Priming the Pump: Xangati Helps Weir’s Cloud and VDI Waters to Flow

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Xangati Xangati is a leading provider of app-aware infrastructure intelligence for enterprises and service providers operating in virtualized data centers and hybrid cloud environments. Over 300 customers among enterprises, government agencies, healthcare organizations, educational systems and cloud providers use Xangati’s solutions to gain unprecedented continuous performance intelligence on their applications, VDI and VI environments. Xangati’s solutions, built on patented technology, proactively track the health of key IT metrics that impact the performance of applications and users, accurately diagnose the cause of any performance bottleneck, and recommend remedial action when a bottleneck is discovered. Organizations like eBay, Comcast, British Gas, Guess, Colliers International, Univita Health, DTCC, Harvard University and the U.S. Army use the Xangati Product Suite with its massively scalable live and continuous recording ability to ensure that their critical applications perform at optimal levels. Xangati is headquartered in Silicon Valley.

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