Water Provider Relocates, Modernizes Data Center

Water Provider Relocates, Modernizes Data Center

Melbourne Water enlists Cisco Services to manage safe, expedited migration to more sustainable, efficient data center.

Melbourne Water enlists Cisco Services to manage safe, expedited migration to more sustainable, efficient data center.

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It wasn't just about the right technical planning. Cisco put themselves in our customers' shoes and thought of how this move could impact the applications that affect them.
- Viviann Zavlanos, Chief Information Officer, Melbourne Water

Challenge

Required a more streamlined, consolidated data center to support growing business requirements and a new EMC Storage Area Network (SAN) system.

  • Relocate data center IT assets from existing location to next-generation facility on shortened timetable
  • Manage risk and avoid disruptions of mission-critical services and applications
  • Increase performance, virtualization capacity, and energy efficiency of data center

Solution

Cisco Services and partner Kinetic IT assessed the need and designed a plan for migration, followed by implementation.

  • Cisco engaged to lead data center migration initiative and build next-generation unified network
  • Cisco Unified Fabric improves energy efficiency and SAN support
  • Cisco Nexus and Catalyst Switches increase network throughput and reduce complexity

Results

Better response time and greater performance overall, in addition to eliminating unnecessary infrastructure.

  • Managed smooth data center migration of 260 servers and 60 applications without time extension or service disruption
  • Contributed to Melbourne Water's data center sustainability goal of reducing energy consumption by up to 40 percent with associated annual savings of up to AU$250,000
  • Improved response time and performance in customer-facing applications

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