Virtualization

Accelerating the Pace of Change

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Executive Summary

Mahoning County needed to cool off its data center which, with 48 end-of-life servers, reached 85-90 degrees in summer. Its 5 technical administrators were hard-pressed to keep services available for 1,000 users due to frequent breakdowns and the need to monitor servers. The county virtualized 38 servers on 4 Dell PowerEdge servers based on Intel Xeon processors using VMware Infrastructure 3, also sourced from Dell. Dell ProConsult provided deployment assistance and skills transfer. Dell also delivered and implemented Dell EqualLogic iSCSI SANs for virtual machine storage.

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