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City Saves $4.2 Million with Shared Data Center and Storage Model

City Saves $4.2 Million with Shared Data Center and Storage Model

City Saves $4.2 Million with Shared Data Center and Storage Model

A large U.S. city brings together independent departments, streamlining operations and reducing risk with Cisco Consulting Services.

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Cisco helped us deliver a crisp and clear business case to nontechnical business and financial leaders, which resulted in our funding request being approved.
- Senior Business Process Consultant

Challenge

The city needed to:

  • Support growth while managing the cost of limited city resources
  • Consolidate IT strategy, architecture, planning, standards, and key enterprise application services
  • Address pressing data storage and data center needs with a detailed strategy and roadmap

Solution

  • Collaborative scoping, discovery, and planning meetings with Cisco Consulting Services
  • Roadmaps defined for data center and storage strategies
  • Analysis of costs and benefits to develop compelling business justification

Results

  • Data center and data storage strategies save city US$4.2 million over five years.
  • Shared, virtualized, and tiered storage solution reduces operational complexity, streamlines operations.
  • Colocated data center helps reduce risk and costs while preparing city for virtualization and cloud capabilities.

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