Core Image Creation and Managed Desktop Services

For our client, a worldwide logistics company, we have executed out the conception, design, planning and implementation of a Managed Desktop Service. The goal was to transform 45,000 users from Windows XP to a standardized global image based on Windows 7 with Managed Desktop Services.

Elpix’s responsibilities were both project management and different subproject management roles and project participation.
Our team designed a server environment in the customer's two computer centers, managed the hardware sizing and the installation and configuration in the customer's environment.

A new Manged Desktop Service was created based on the old one. 
The golden image (Enterprise Core Image) was created by elpix ag and various deployment strategies were implemented. Subsequently, the image was extended by various infrastructure services (elpix proprietary development).

The pilot of the target environment was implemented in 5 different countries by the Elpix and the overall rollout was managed successfully by the customer afterwards.

  • Implementation in 6 months (global project)
  • Server platforms in 2 customer data centers
  • Conception, design, planning, implementation
  • Core image creation incl. deployment strategies
  • Automated transfer of personal settings
  • Integration of ESP Services (elpix development)
  • Migration of users in the 5 pilot countries
  • Central and decentral backup
  • 400 hosted virtual machines
  • Data archiving via a CX-4 in the data center