Data Centers

County Builds Centralized Data Center

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Executive Summary

King County located on Puget when the county's data center lease expired, the county Office of Information Resource Management (OIRM) decided to build a highly efficient, scalable, and green data center. Requirements for the new data center network architecture included high availability, 10 Gigabit Ethernet to support server virtualization, ease of management to minimize operational costs, and high port density to minimize equipment costs, power, and cooling. The organization built the new data center network using the Cisco Nexus platform and Cisco MDS 9222i Switches which helped to ensure continuity of government, increased equipment utilization, simplified network management and increased government agility.

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