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AfPP (Association for Perioperative Practice) is a registered charity based in Harrogate North Yorkshire. The charity works with operating theatre practitioners and aims to enhance patient safety and the quality of care within the theatre environment in the NHS and the independent sector throughout the UK.

The growth of the Association has warranted IT infrastructure upgrades and greater processing power. Traditionally this would have been done with additional servers and hardware. AfPP however opted for the smarter approach and chose to move their physical servers into a virtual environment, plus spin-up new servers for the additional processing power required. The technology chosen was Microsoft Hyper-V.

In addition to the new virtual environment AfPP chose to move email servers to Microsoft Office 365 with Exchange Online. This removed 2 extra physical servers from the system.

The work has allowed AfPP to consolidate 9 servers down to just 2 physical servers, and allow a 99.9% uptime guarantee for email with Office 365. Furthermore, remote worker can access email and services without having to connect into AfPP’s system, improving security and resilience.

Visit the AfPP website here.

If you would like to discuss Office 365 or Hyper-V Virtualisation, please get in touch.

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