Date Added: Jan 2010
As a unitary authority, Flintshire offers around 750 distinct public services, and runs some 350 business-critical systems to support them. Flintshire County Council needed to ensure that its IT infrastructure was sufficiently flexible, responsive and scalable. The council wanted to standardise the infrastructure as far as practical, and to create a set of shared computing resources that could adapt rapidly to new demands in any area. Flintshire County Council has worked with IBM with the aim of consolidating and virtualising the major components of its infrastructure, using IBM System i to run systems under AIX, i5/OS and 64-bit Linux, IBM System x and IBM BladeCenter to host virtualised Windows servers, and with a fully virtualised storage area network based on IBM technologies.