ComputerLand leverages Cisco's HyperFlex to boost San Benito County's network performance
ComputerLand took a systematic approach to understanding SBCOE’s business objectives and their existing IT environment. This included an assessment of their current systems, physical server details, workloads, networking design, physical space limitations, and power supply sources. It was also important to minimize any potential downtime, migration, and power issues to ensure a smooth transition to the new solution.
After comparing different solutions, ComputerLand selected the Cisco HyperFlex because of its ability to centrally manage computing, storage, and networking functions from one single point. With this hyperconverged solution in place, ComputerLand consolidated SBCOE’s data center into three servers and two Cisco Fabric Interconnect Switches.
In the new hyperconverged environment, all three of the county’s servers were virtualized, enabling them to share the same resource. This allowed SBCOE to maximize the output of each server, leverage flexibility, and shift network demands between servers to improve performance and delivery for all users on the network.
The Cisco HyperFlex solution modernized SBCOE’s data storage, computing, and networking platform, equipping them with better technology to power the future needs of the county, its school systems, and the students and teachers it supports.
The hyperconverged infrastructure, the platform’s architecture, and the software-defined storage approach provided a high-performance, enterprise-class data management solution that helped the county reduce costs, improve productivity, and deliver an adaptive IT infrastructure to meet the needs of today, as well as those of tomorrow.