City of Mesa Arizona Case Study

Arizona City Streamlines Data Center Operation to Improve Services

City of Mesa implements a data center platform that unites computing, network, storage access, and virtualization with help from Cisco Services.

City of Mesa deploys next-generation Unified Computing System, increasing overall technical efficiency and reducing operating costs.

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Cisco was fully committed to making this project a success. The team provided the necessary resources for success and the knowledge transfer and training gave our IT staff confidence in the UCS solution.
- Alex Deshuk, Manager of Technology and Innovation, City of Mesa, AZ

Challenge

Implement a multi-tenancy platform that supports a variety of technology requirements and growth.

  • Steady rise in power and cooling costs
  • Lack of consolidated, citywide IT environment
  • Time-consuming new application deployment

Solution

A next generation data center platform that unites computing, network, storage access, and virtualization into a cohesive platform.

  • Unified Computing System (UCS) that integrates a low-latency, lossless, 10 gigabit Fibre Channel over Ethernet unified network fabric with enterprise-class, Intel-based, x86- architecture

Results

The ability to move quicker, perform faster, and cover diverse agency business and operational needs while reducing costs across the board.

  • Allows for real-time, interdepartmental communications and well-informed decision making
  • Consolidated technology resources
  • Automated data center processes
  • Reduced overall data center power, cooling, and maintenance costs and freed-up valuable data storage space

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