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Local Government Centralizes Storage to Reduce Costs

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Executive Summary

The city of St. Paul, Minnesota is home to more than 272,000 citizens. The IT team contributes to the city's economic health by striving to keep operational costs low. Their challenges are to reduce data center costs, scale to meet growing storage requirements and simplify management of police video. To overcome these challenges they chose Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch and Compellent Storage Center. The results of deploying Cisco MDS 9148 Multilayer Fabric Switch were increased storage utilization by consolidating departmental storage, tripled port capacity while paying only for ports enabled and avoided need to separately back up surveillance video.

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