Mainline Helps Alachua County Consolidate Servers Through Virtualization, Providing Higher Performance and Lowering TCO
Source: Mainline Information Systems
The client found that the county's resources weren't being fully utilized, management of the IT system was becoming more difficult, power consumption was high and space was limited. They faced a sluggish performance with limited space and they needed a higher-availability, business continuity along with security. They chose Mainline Information Systems to overcome these challenges. The Mainline team recommended consolidating 70-75% of the county's 125 servers through virtualization. The solution components include: 8 IBM System x3550 servers, VMware ESX 3.5 virtualization software with Mainline Professional Services. The results of deploying to Mainline Information Systems solutions provided them to consolidate and optimize server storage hardware through virtualization. Centralized & automated management and improved service through speed of response & information availability with lower overall costs.