|[June 30, 2014]
SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure Selected By Public Sector Organizations to Radically Simplify Data Center Environments
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. --(Business Wire)--
the leader in hyperconverged infrastructure for the software-defined
data center,�today announced several additions to its rapidly expanding
customer roster, including: City of Arvada, Colorado; City of Brighton,
Colorado; City of Mesquite, Nevada; City of O'Fallon, Missouri; Town of
Newington, Connecticut; and the Worcester County Sheriff's Office in
Massachusetts. These public sector organizations selected SimpliVity to
simplify data center infrastructure and drive higher efficiency, while
dramatically reducing costs.
State and local government finances continue to improve; however, these
agencies must maintain service levels and innovate to serve their
constituents in a cost-efficient way. As state and local municipalities
modernize their IT infrastructure, many are turning to SimpliVity to
replace their legacy stack of servers, storage switches, enterprise HDD
and SSD storage, backup solutions and WAN optimization that have failed
to meet their current needs.
SimpliVity OmniCube collapses legacy stacks and functionality into
hyperconverged x86 building blocks. Deploying a network of two or more
OmniCubes creates a global federation that facilitates efficient data
movement, resource sharing and scalability. Integrated data protection
and unified global management within and across sites drive greater
operational efficiency. Further, OmniCube's data architecture optimizes
performance and capacity, and provides VM-centric management and
mobility-all contributing to a radical reduction in complexity and cost.
City of Arvada, Colorado
Situation: The city had its legacy infrastructure in place for
more than six years. The environment was more complex and
administrators spent more time attending to the Fibre Channel SAN.
Solution: OmniCube federation in two data centers to accommodate
59 applications running simultaneously.
Benefits: City of Arvada saw improved performance of critical
applications, improved disaster recovery testing and strategy and
a reduced data center footprint for energy efficiency.
Quote: "Last year, the City of Arvada began looking for a new
server and storage platform to re-home its police management
system, and got bids for converged infrastructure offerings from
hyperconverged startups Nutanix and SimpliVity as well as IBM,
Hitachi (News - Alert), HP, Cisco and VCE V Block," said Ron Czarnecki, CIO for
City of Arvada. "SimpliVity turned out to be significantly
different from all the others, and SimpliVity offers benefits like
built-in deduplication, compression and replication, plus an
all-inclusive pricing model."
City of Brighton, Colorado
Situation: Brighton is a Home Rule Municipality in Adams County,
Colorado, with a population of more than 30,000. The City of
Brighton required a refresh of its aging IT infrastructure that
was experiencing performance issues, approaching capacity on its
SAN and delivering poor recovery point and recovery time
objectives with its incumbent backup solution.
Solution: A three-node OmniCube federation running 50+
Benefits: After implementing SimpliVity hyperconverged
infrastructure for its 14 TB of production data, Brighton was able
to non-disruptively migrate its VMs and data within one week. The
city immediately achieved a 36 percent capacity reduction and a 97
percent performance improvement. Brighton also improved recovery
objectives: backing up full VMs every two hours, while saving
3.3PB of space.
Quote: Jeromy King, assistant director of IT stated, "We believed
that moving forward with a modern hyperconverged infrastructure
solution was the right choice versus just adding more disk and not
solving the true IT issue. And we received a big bonus in the
native VM-level data protection in OmniCube. Now, we are in a much
better position to add disaster recovery capabilities to our
envionment and deliver the service that we need to our customers."
City of Mesquite, Colorado
Situation: The city of Mesquite, Nevada is 80 miles northeast of
Las Vegas and has a population of more than 15,000. The
organization initially sought to do a capacity upgrade on the
existing storage supporting its virtual workloads, which was
approaching full capacity and nearing its refresh date.
Solution: The municipality replaced most of its legacy
infrastructure with a federation of two OmniCubes in the primary
data center hosting 40+ applications, and one in its second site
for disaster recovery.
Benefits: The city of Mesquite realized value within one week with
a performance improvement of up to 25 percent and a 50:1 capacity
Quote: "SimpliVity's OmniCube is one of the most cost effective
systems we have found since implementing VMware. There is more
functionality in a single box than many solutions put in a
complete rack," said Dirk Marshall, IT manager at the City of
City of O'Fallon, Missouri
Situation: O'Fallon is a city in Saint Charles County, Missouri,
with a�population of more than 80,000. O'Fallon found the number
of vendors it had to manage to be a burden, and the city also
desired improvements in backup and disaster recovery.
Solution: A federation of two OmniCubes in the primary data center
and one in its second site for disaster recovery.
Benefits: The city of O'Fallon saw rapid value with performance
improvements of 50 to 75 percent and capacity savings of up to
100:1. It also realized deployment agility. SimpliVity enables
workload deployment within one day versus deployment times of up
to one week before SimpliVity.
Quote: "We are very pleased about how well SimpliVity integrated
into our vCenter, as well as with the compression ratio of our
virtual machines stored on OmniCube," said Jim Woerther, IT
administrator, City of O'Fallon.
Town of Newington, Connecticut
Situation: The Town of Newington, located just south of Hartford,
Connecticut, provides 24/7/365 services for 21 different
departments, including public safety. Legacy infrastructure
consisted of six servers and six iSCSI SANs across two data
centers. The town initially pursued upgrading its infrastructure
with existing vendors.
Solution: OmniCube federations in two data centers.
Benefits: The town realized value within the first week, reducing
its data center footprint, achieving greater data efficiency,
improving performance and introducing massive savings in storage
Quote: "One of the nice things we really liked about the
SimpliVity solution was that all administration is done within
VMware's vCenter. The plug-in allowed us to not only view
performance for each data center, but also allow us to view
performance per virtual machine - a very nice, slick and clean
interface," said Paul G. Boutot, CIO for the Town of Newington.
Worcester County Sheriff's Office, Massachusetts
Situation: Worcester County Sheriff's Department serves one of the
largest counties in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and
supports just over 500 staff and mission-critical applications,
including Public Safety Jail Management Software. The legacy
infrastructure comprised of 16 servers and multiple complex SANs,
could not keep pace with demand or staffing resources.
Solution: A federation of two OmniCubes in the primary data center
running more than 40 applications, and one in its second site for
Benefits: The office improved overall capacity of user-heavy
applications and allowed for improved speed and availability,
while increasing productivity for staff.
Quote: "We were really pleased with the improvements in backup and
disaster recovery enabled by OmniCube's integrated data
protection. Our recovery time and recovery point objectives were
reduced to minutes from hours to days for all applications,
regardless of size. Now, I have peace of mind," stated Maurice
Myrie, CIO for the Worcester County Sheriff's Office.
"We're very pleased with our rapid customer expansion, and thrilled to
see the results our customers are realizing using our data
virtualization platform," said Doron Kempel, chairman and CEO of
SimpliVity. "Our proven ability to drive efficiency while drastically
reducing data center complexity and costs is contributing to our rapid
growth and our leadership position in the hyperconverged infrastructure
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