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Alaska ETS Builds Private Cloud, Bringing New Levels of Efficiency and Flexibility to State Government IT

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Executive Summary

Alaska boasts the biggest landmass in the United States. Their challenges are they need to enhance citizen services, centralize access to IT resources across entire state, and allocate technology resources on utility-based model. They chose NetApp and Cisco to overcome these challenges. They implemented virtual private cloud based on VMware vSphere built on FlexPod. The results of implementing the NetApp and Cisco were transforms from decentralized to utility-based IT model, reclaims and repurposes 60% of storage resources, it achieves 95% server virtualization for substantial cost avoidance, this enables disaster recovery and data replication, it delivers services 66% faster and reproduces data such as e-mails in minutes.

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