County Government Saves $700,000 Annually, Achieves Lean IT with Private Cloud

King County wanted to achieve lean government operations and provide better service for its 1.9 million constituents. The King County IT department (KCIT) consolidated 28 data closets into one state-of-the-art datacenter and chose Windows Server with Hyper-V virtualization technology and Microsoft system center datacenter solutions to build a virtualized environment and a private cloud to provide cost-effective Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) capabilities to departments. KCIT now provisions a virtual machine in two hours, compared to three months for a physical server, and it costs 40 percent less.

Provided by: Microsoft Topic: Cloud Date Added: Mar 2014 Format: HTML

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