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Chesapeake Bay Foundation Optimizes Data Center with CTI, VMware, and NetApp

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Executive Summary

Learn how Chesapeake Bay Foundation optimized their data center infrastructure by creating a technology foundation that meets the challenges of the coming years. They were able to unify their server and storage architecture and implement best practices, rearchitect VMware? environment to gain greater virtualization efficiency; as well as upgrade and consolidate disparate storage environments to streamline management. The benefits:

  • Consolidated and optimized the VMware vCenter? management platform, enhancing efficiency, flexibility, and management granularity
  • Accelerated VM deployments up to 70%
  • Delivered simplicity and cost efficiency with a single, unified storage environment
  • Reduced administrative burden and improved staff productivity
  • Improved speed, reliability, and data protection by centralizing backup and replication
  • Reduced energy consumption by 50%
  • Reduced backup from 48 to 11 hours
  • Achieved significant performance and utilization gains by migrating from iSCSI to NFS and using thin provisioning
  • Achieved 45% storage space savings with deduplication

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