Twin River Casino - Project Spotlights from Envision Technology Advisors

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Project Spotlights

Twin River Casino

Twin River CasinoTwin River Casino is an exciting gaming, dining, and entertainment destination located in Lincoln, Rhode Island. Envision’s technology solutions were first introduced to Twin River through an event that we were actually hosting at their facility – the 2011 edition of our popular VMworld By Proxy event. The thought leadership that Envision demonstrated at this event, and the virtualization solutions we presented, prompted a number of conversations between Twin River’s IT team and Envision and in early 2012, the two companies began working together to segregate vMotion and management and network traffic from a flat virtual network configuration.

During this initial engagement, Envision was able to increase Twin River Casino’s uptime by solving an inability to migrate virtual machines without a maintenance window. For a business like Twin River, where availability and uptime is important to success, this improvement allowed Envision to bring immediate value to the project and address a real business need right from the start.

With one project successfully completed, Envision and Twin River began looking deeper into their virtualization and technology needs. Along the way, Envision was able to help Twin River Casino further optimize their VMware environment and identify other important technology opportunities - helping to develop a measured plan for rollout of new technology initiatives.

One recently completed project was the replacement of 43 LAN switches connecting the massive facility. This replacement project, which was a move over to Extreme Networks switching, included 5 switches in the core and 38 switches in closets spanning 3 floors of the facility. To help minimize downtime, Envision’s team worked with Twin River Casino to identify the best times for this equipment to be replaced, sometimes starting in the early morning  to ensure minimal disruption to the casino’s infrastructure and business.

Envision’s partnership with Twin River Casino is a perfect example of our company’s approach to thought leadership and innovation and our commitment to working with our clients to adapt to, and help meet, the ever-changing technology needs of their organization.