A departmental headquarters of a U.S. government agency needed to evolve its partially virtualized IT environment into an efficient, low cost, Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platform. The agency was in the midst of transforming the headquarters into an IT consolidation point that would provide centralized hosting, IaaS, and ongoing support services for applications and developers. This was a daunting task, especially for their IT team of four.
With much of the facility’s server infrastructure already virtualized on VMware technologies, the team’s search for a new storage solution quickly focused on the radically simple VMware Virtual SAN hyper-converged infrastructure solution for virtual machines. Virtual SAN provided lower capital and operating costs, a scalable storage solution, and better security and compliance.
The IT director expects the Virtual SAN solution to reduce the facility’s storage capital cost by about 33 percent. Adding in the anticipated administrative savings, it may reduce total cost of ownership for the overall IT environment by as much as 50 percent, while improving storage response and application performance.
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