The Outlook Foundation cured its growing pains by replacing its aging server with a Lenovo ThinkServer® TS430. This server is equipped with the Intel® Xeon® processor E3-1200 family, which delivers up to 30 percent more performance than the previous generation1, improved data protection, and room to grow with excellent expandability.
Like many small organizations, the nonprofit Outlook Foundation had outgrown the server at the center of its operations. Compromises imposed by the use of a server designed for home use had become a fact of life, limiting flexibility in current operations and effectively preventing the use of technologies needed for improved efficiency.
Putting the Lenovo ThinkServer TS430 to work changed all of that for the better. The Outlook Foundation is now implementing technology strategies that it has planned for a long time, but which have been impossible until now.
Help the Outlook Foundation overcome the limitations associated with outgrowing their HP MediaSmart Server EX470. In particular, expand the network beyond the current limit of 10 client PCs and implement advanced server technologies such as Active Directory.
The Lenovo ThinkServer TS430 supports the expanded server features and capabilities the Outlook Foundation wants:
Even as the organization puts the technologies in place to improve current day-to-day operations, the staff looks ahead to possible expansion of the organization to new cities. The robust new server prepares them to offer multi-site services, extending the foundation’s mission.
When the Outlook Foundation began operations, it implemented an HP MediaSmart Server EX470, which it has been using to support remote desktop, client backup, and file/print services. Seeking better performance and data protection, the foundation replaced it with the ThinkServer TS430.
The Outlook Foundation is able to implement a large number of improvements to its environment as a direct result of implementing the ThinkServer® TS430 and Microsoft® Windows Small Business Server 2011 Essentials:
The ThinkServer TS430 that the Outlook Foundation has obtained from Lenovo is configured for robust capabilities today, but more importantly, it has the ability to expand for future growth as needs dictate.
ThinkServer® EasyManage provides simple, effective server management using the intuitive, powerful management console: