Case Study

Implementing Visual Studio Lab Management in a Leading UK Retail Bank

 Working with Black Marble (and Inframon) has been a perfect example of combining great products with knowledge and expertise to craft a solution that delights the customer.Roger Davidson, Developer Platform Solution Sales, Microsoft 

The Commercial Finance division of a leading UK retail bank was looking to improve how it created and managed development environments, and their testing process. They were using Excel Spreadsheets to manage the testing process, and there was no visibility of which test environments were in use, and which resources could be redeployed.

Microsoft Gold ALM Partner Black Marble, working with Microsoft Gold Systems Management Partner Inframon, introduced a solution using Visual Studio Lab Management, System Center 2012 and Hyper-V to create a manageable solution.

The solution is secure, scalable and easy to manage. The business benefits from more efficient and transparent development processes, as well as allowing for self-service of development environments.


The customer is among the UK market leaders in asset based lending. For over 40 years it has offered businesses the flexible finance that comes with Factoring, Invoice Discounting and ABL. It currently provides funding to over 14,000 UK businesses of all sizes.

More details on the background to the project, our solution and its benefits can be found in this more detailed Case Study.

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