The local authority data processing center for Baden-Franken, based in Karlsruhe, Germany, is the largest local authority system facility in the state of Baden-Wurttemberg. Their challenges are to put in place an automated, high-performance IT infrastructure to satisfy future needs and demands, thereby working to create solutions for public administration that will continue to improve communications and work with citizens and the economy. They chose NetApp to overcome these challenges. They have deployed a scalable and flexible solution based on NetApp storage systems. The results of deploying NetApp were automated processes, improved flexibility and mobility and achieved greater agility, provided enhanced continuity and sustainability for years to come and enabled a high degree of functionality and simplified administration.