A state and local government agency faced that dilemma. The agency’s aging IT environment limited data availability and caused intermittent system failure during the third shift of each day, leaving the agency unable to focus on its mission-critical objectives or reach its operational goals. Lengthy, time-consuming data backups added to the problem.
Tackling a storage and server refresh
To continue to operate and serve the public effectively, the organization needed a solution that would quickly and seamlessly replace its legacy infrastructure — so its teams could collect, store, process, secure and manage data in the office or in the field.
The agency wanted a simple, easy-to-use solution that wouldn’t require micro-managing. Employees didn’t have seven to eight hours a day to waste waiting for data to back up to the system — or for the outdated IT environment to reboot.
Armed with the goals of improving performance speed, enhancing data availability and drastically reducing backup wait time, the agency set out to find a solution that would fit its stringent budget constraints and compliance requirements.
Insight’s Supply Chain Optimization team stepped up to the challenge.
A solution to handle any workload
Insight recommended the adoption of the Dell EMC VxRail Appliance solution, powered by VMware vSAN. It would be a natural fit for the VMware-based organization, making for a smooth, simple and fast transition.