JR Rix & Sons Ltd is a family-owned business, headquartered in Hull, East Yorkshire.
With a company history dating back to 1873, today JR Rix & Sons Ltd is involved in a variety of activities, including commercial, residential and marine fuel distribution, stevedoring, ship owning fuel cards, warehousing and off-shore wind farm support, to holiday home manufacturing, car retail and property through a number of subsidiaries, of which the largest is Rix Petroleum Ltd.
Following discussions with virtualDCS, we decided to migrate our 30+ servers to a VMware vSphere platform consisting of 3 high spec hosts using HP Proliant servers, and an expandable HP fibre channel storage solution, initially with 3 disk shelves.
This allowed us to vMotion across the hosts when demand for CPU/RAM is needed without any impact on our users and achieves the results we were seeking.”
Expanding further on this, Paul went on to say, “additional benefits arising from his project included power reduction to the server room, which has helped us reduce our carbon footprint and lower operating costs. These were both major factors in our original decision-making process.”