Global ‘Zero Touch’ Operang System Deployment
Nomad from 1E Enables Global Windows® Desktop Roll–Out at HSBC
HSBC is the world’s local bank. Its commitment to sustainability means contribung to a stable economy while managingthe social and environmental impacts of its global business. Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest bankingand nancial services organisaons in the world. HSBC’s internaonal network comprises around 8,000 oces in 88countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacic region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa.
HSBC Technology & Services (HTS) needed a soluon toenable global roll-out of the Windows Operang System,soware packages and ongoing patch updates
• HTS chose Nomad from 1E and uses the soluonfor 99% of all soware deployments and patchupdates to HSBC’s eet of desktop and laptopmachines
• In 2009 alone, HSBC was able to facilitate thedeployment of over 33 million soware distribuonpackages globally without the need for costlydesktop management servers and soware inevery locaon.
One reason for fewer branch servers: Nomadfrom 1E
Migrang to a new Operang System (O/S) presents one of thebiggest challenges for IT departments. Deployment across large,distributed organizaons can be a long, complex process and anexpensive task. With the frequency and size of O/S and sowareupdates increasing and with IT budgets constrained, the challengebecomes even more apparent. Acutely aware of the potenalpialls of this challenge, the IT department at HSBC knew thatthey needed a soluon to facilitate the rollout and running of theirCommon Windows Desktop (CWD) to every device inside HSBC.“Nomad from 1E is used to extend the capabilies of our strategicdesktop management soluon. It now handles around 99% of all of our soware deployments and patch updates to our eetof desktop and laptop machines. We inially considered thesoluon as a way to speed up soware deployment by reducingthe number of mes our desktops had to traverse our wide areanetworks; before nding Nomad the only alternave was todeploy a soware distribuon point in every site. ,” saysGary M Phillips, global head of IT operaons, HSBC.“We have been very pleased with the capability of Nomad, ithandles our volumes and has made a visible contribuon tothe reducon of servers which has improved our total cost of ownership and aided us in our sustainability targets throughremoving branch servers. If you consider that, conservavelyspeaking, the UK alone would have required over 1,000distribuon point servers in order to complete our roll-out withoutimpacng our network and then gure that HSBC has over 8,000oces globally, that’s a lot of servers, a lot of cost and a lot of CO
. We are now planning our Windows 7 CWD deployment andcannot contemplate doing this without using Nomad.” concludesGary M Phillips, global head of IT operaons, HSBC.
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