During Time of Critical Need, New CDW Team Helps Non-Profits Get the Most from Information Technology
CDW, leveraging its partnerships to provide The Salvation Army with the most cost-effective hardware and licensing agreements, recently performed a server virtualization assessment that led to a data center virtualization consolidation strategy currently under consideration. Through the assessment, CDW’s virtualization assessment team concluded that virtualizing The Salvation Army’s data centers could reduce the number of physical servers from 44 to 3, a consolidation ratio of 93 percent. As a result, the assessment estimated that The Salvation Army could reduce its power demand by as much as 14,000 watts and cut cooling load up to 42,000 BTUs per hour, leading to an estimated $26,000 annual savings in energy costs.
“CDW’s non-profit team provides The Salvation Army with expertise and advice we have not found elsewhere,” Shoults said. “Our goal is to help as many people as possible. The value in our partnership really comes from the fact that we’re able to update our IT systems with new solutions more efficiently, enabling us to focus more resources on our mission.”
CDW Enhances American Heart Association’s Mission through Partnership
The American Heart Association (AHA), based in Dallas, partnered with CDW, as one of its primary data center partners. CDW has assisted AHA for more than six years with maintaining and improving its server environment, as well as implementing a software licensing solution and a video conferencing solution.
“CDW not only provides quality products, but it provides value-added services by bringing expert analysts to meet our business needs. They really understand our business from an IT standpoint,” said Martha Young, IT director at AHA. “The partnership we’ve developed with CDW has reduced the amount of time we spend on developing IT solutions and truly enabled us at AHA to focus on our critical mission of building healthier lives, free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.”