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Premier Culinary Arts Supplier, Menigo, Keeps IT Fresh with DH2i Application Virtualization Solution for Microsoft SQL Server

-- DxConsole 2012R2 Enables Microsoft SQL Server 2012 Enterprise-Class "Always-On" Capability, at a Fraction of the Cost – Improves Application Management Across Physical, Virtual and Cloud Computing Environments

FORT COLLINS, Colorado, Dec. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- DH2i™ Company, the world's leading provider of hypervisor-less application virtualization solutions, today announced that Menigo, Sweden's premier provider of culinary arts products and supplies, has deployed its DxConsole™ 2012R2 application virtualization solution to ensure "always-on" availability, as well as to simplify management, increase application resiliency, and increase productivity of Menigo's most business critical, revenue-generating applications – all while lowering related costs by over 50%.

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Menigo's recent deployment of DH2i's DxConsole took place during a very significant technology refresh initiative.  A key element of the overall strategy had been to find a high availability (HA) Microsoft SQL Server solution to replace its current PolyServe clustered file system technology from Hewlett-Packard (HP), which had been end-of-lifed.  After a period of extensive research and testing, the project leader, Martin Persson, IT Technician Server/Storage, compiled and presented a highly detailed Decision Matrix to management.  The Decision Matrix included a high level description of the recommended end-to-end solution, backed-up by a detailed analysis of each individual technology that was evaluated by him and his team, along with all associated costs. 

DH2i's DxConsole was identified as the ideal solution for maximizing Menigo's SQL Server environment – even over Microsoft and other third party solutions that were considered.  While DxConsole's initial appeal was that it would ensure exactly the same enterprise-class "always-on" capability offered by Microsoft with its SQL Server 2012 product, at a fraction of the cost, the deal was sealed after Persson witnessed DxConsole's additional benefits, including simplified storage management, increased application resiliency, a productivity increase and a cost reduction of over 50%. 

"It was really no contest," commented Persson.  "DH2i's DxConsole software won across the board – starting with cost – it's usually about the money, right?  However, DxConsole completely beat the competition on features and functionality as well."

"DH2i's DxConsole has helped to take our data center to the next level," Persson continued.  "While server virtualization helped us to control hardware acquisitions and maintenance costs, it did nothing for the basic deployment model for our enterprise applications – which was previously, one instance per host.  With DxConsole, we are able to reduce the overall host software stack, and enjoy the resulting advantages such as the creation of a centralized cloud platform to support our most business critical, revenue generating applications, as well as increased application instance mobility, ease of management, and a dramatic decrease in related expenditures."  He concluded, "I am happy to report that DxConsole has performed exactly as promised!"

"While the over 50% cost reduction certainly caught Martin's attention, as well as that of his executive management, ultimately DxConsole was chosen as it would help to ensure Menigo continued to provide its restaurant, public, chain and convenience store customers with 24x7 ordering access; as well as its employees with uninterrupted access to its business critical data warehouse – this was especially important as one of Menigo's specialties is fresh food," said Don Boxley, Co-Founder and CEO of DH2i. "Moreover, as application instances can now be automatically or manually moved to any server in less than 30 seconds, maximum high availability (HA) is achieved, without the need to double-up on hardware.  Menigo can simply specify the physical, virtual or cloud server on which the application instance should be restarted, in the event of a failure, in order to eliminate downtime and ensure business continuity."

Menigo's refreshed data center, which serves more than 1,000 users across over 650 clients, is now comprised of DH2i's DxConsole application virtualization software, Microsoft SQL Server, Microsoft SharePoint, HP BladeSystem Servers, HP LeftHand P4000 Disk Storage and clustered VMware.  This infrastructure supports both non mission critical, as well as Menigo's most mission critical applications – including its website, ecommerce and logistics system.  In order to stay dynamic, DxConsole was deployed virtually, as opposed to on a physical platform, as was previously the case with the PolyServe technology. 

For more detailed information, please read the Menigo case study found at: http://www.dh2i.com/resources/index.php.

About Menigo
Menigo, a subsidiary of the largest food service interest in Europe: Brakes Group, is Sweden's premier provider of culinary arts products and supplies.  Focused on six key Swedish markets (Stockholm, Gothenburg, Karlstad, Malmo, Sundsvall and Gavle) its comprehensive catalog boasts over 31,000 food, beverage, and non-food equipment offerings.  Its core mission is simple: provide its customers with the highest quality products, at the right price, safely handled, delivered when they want them.  For further information, please visit: http://www.menigo.com/.

About DH2i
Based in Fort Collins, CO, DH2i Company is the leader in providing hypervisor-less application virtualization solutions that enable agile, always-on infrastructures where enterprise applications can move freely and transparently within and between heterogeneous physical, virtual and cloud environments, with very little interruption in service. Its flagship software product, DxConsole for SQL Server enables customers to create a private cloud utility that meets the high performance and availability needs of mission-critical SQL Server application environments. By addressing all capital and operational cost elements (CapEx and OpEx) associated with managing SQL Server, it lowers Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) by over 50%. For further information, please visit: www.dh2i.com, email: [email protected], or call: +1-970-295-4505.

© DH2i Company 2012. DH2i, DxConsole, DxSRM, DxTransfer and InstanceMobility are trademarks of DH2i Company. All other brand or product names contained in this press release may be trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.

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