iDEAL joined an elite team of Infrastructure Planners commissioned by executive management to reduce server sprawl, assign assets for budgets and system roles following the Wachovia acquisition in 2010. This great financial institution has a cross functional matrix environment that was in the process of integrating two large corporations. The server farm was comprised of 50,000+ servers in a 375,000+ user environment.  Phase one focus was to scrub the REMEDY server asset database, identify and evaluate 2,000+ servers for budget assignment. We communicated with all departments to identify, evaluate and process servers for decommissioning or consolidation.We worked closely with management to develop and document the workflow process and expense recovery modeling. Created workflow diagrams, SharePoint site spreadsheets, databases, held team meetings and presented management reports. Servers were Identified, asset owners assigned, support and maintenance groups informed. We evaluated customer needs and proposed system dispositions. This project was a huge successes that exceeded team and department goals and objectives.

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