Menzies Aviation is Flying High with Dell and Windows Server 2012

Last month, Microsoft announced the launch of Windows Server 2012, a revolutionary operating system for servers. Today, Dell is ready to ship 12th generation PowerEdge servers to the marketplace with Windows Server 2012.

This is an exciting time for us, and for our customers, like Menzies Aviation, a global provider of passenger, ramp and cargo handling services. Menzies operates in 27 countries and is supported by a worldwide team of more than 15,000 people. This global company serves over 500 clients handling over 700,000 flights and 1.7 million tons of cargo each year. Delivering a consistent and reliable operation focused on meeting the needs of its airline customers is at the center of Menzies Aviation’s business model, and IT is critical to carrying out key business functions.

Recently, Dell partnered with Menzies to upgrade the OS in their data centers to improve their efficiency and ensure that they have room for future growth. The resulting benefits of this were immediate. Windows Server 2012, combined with Dell’s 12th generation PowerEdge portfolio delivers the virtualization capabilities to consolidate the workloads of many physical servers to a single system, and the scalability customers like Menzies Aviation need to grow their business and be assured of capacity in the future. Our new server generation was designed with virtualization in mind, and offers huge amounts of memory scalability to enable greater consolidation ratios and provide more headroom for demand spikes.

Windows Server 2012 is a perfect complement to 12th generation PowerEdge servers, offering:

  • Multitenant platform capability for cost-effectively building private clouds
  • Increased scalability supporting up to 64 virtual processors and 1 TB of memory, and failover server clusters are designed to expand to 64 nodes and 8,000 VMs, and
  • Centralized management of both physical and virtual infrastructure in MS Hyper-V and VMware environments from System Center due to seamless integration with OpenManage systems management software

Menzies Aviation especially appreciates how Dell and Microsoft have brought a new level of simplicity to managing a complex IT infrastructure, allowing his staff to focus on more important uses of their time. Said Mr. Apps:

“With Microsoft System Center 2012 running on our Dell PowerEdge R720 servers, I can manage everything from the server’s application layer right down to its processors – all from one console. It takes the idea of simplified management to a new level. It will definitely boost our productivity and free IT staff for strategic projects.”

Dell and Microsoft are committed to bringing innovative technologies to the marketplace, to help customers like Menzies Aviation soar to new heights of efficiency and customer satisfaction. Click here (or click on the image below) for more information on how Dell and Windows Server 2012 can help your business take off.

Windows Server 2012 on Dell PowerEdge servers

About the Author: Brian Payne

Brian Payne leads a team responsible for defining the portfolio strategy as well as the detailed definitions for each offer in the portfolio. In his role, Brian collaborates across the Dell Technologies portfolio inclusive of the full line of Dell EMC infrastructure products as well as the software products such as the VMware Virtual Cloud Foundation portfolio.  Brian and members of his organization regularly engage with customers around the world to better understand their challenges and help them better understand how Dell can help them achieve their goals.  The insights gathered from our customers through these engagements coupled with primary research fuel the innovation engine for new offer development. Brian has over twenty years of product development experience at Dell.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA from the University of Texas at Austin.