WWF-UK cuts IT costs and reduces carbon footprint

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Server virtualization strategy helps non-profit decrease costs

Source:  Zig Koch/WWF

WWF cuts IT costs

It decided to keep the systems in-house but moved to virtualised servers, cutting the number of physical servers from 16 to 4.

 

The recession has put pressure on charities to cut their overheads. As a result, not-for-profit environmental group WWF-UK had to cut its costs.

The organisation decided to implement a new e-mail system and make it a Microsoft house. This made support for its systems more widely available so it could reduce its internal resource requirement.

It also moved its datacentre to a virtualised server environment using VMware, which helped it meet a groupwide goal to reduce its carbon footprint.

Here are images of some of the species that benefit from the organisation's work, with some key IT statistics for WWF-UK.

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