Improving Network Infrastructure Performance by Leveraging Cisco’s HyperFlex

ComputerLand leverages Cisco's HyperFlex to boost San Benito County's network performance

    • Networking, Security
    • Cisco HyperFlex products
    • San Benito County Office of Education

Understanding Client Needs

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.

SOLUTION

Deliver Powerful and Flexible Best-in-Class Performance with HyperFlex, an Enterprise-Level Hyperconverged Environment with Single-Point Management.

Selecting a Hyperconverged 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.

RESULTS

Lower Costs for Future-Ready Tech:

  • – Faster Application Deployment
  • – Decreased Application Response Time – with the new 10G network
  • – Reduced Cooling Costs – With a more efficient IT solution in place, servers were more reliable and ran cooler. As a result temperatures in the server room were reduced from 80 to 73 degrees, resulting in HVAC cost savings
  • – Reduced Physical Space Needs – Less room was required to house the Cisco equipment, so space could be re-allocated for other purposes
  • – Improved Productivity – High storage bandwidth and I/O operations per second (IOPS) improved network response time for all users
  • – Featured Products and Services
    • – Cisco HyperFlex (HX-SP220M4SE1-1A)
    • – Cisco Fabric Interconnect (UCS-HX-FI96P)
    • – Eaton Rack With UPS and Remote Monitoring PDU (EMI104-10)
    • – Cisco ASA Firewall With FirePOWER (ASA5516-FPWR-K9)

CONCLUSION

ComputerLand Equips SBCOE for Success with Modern Network Infrastructure Success with Modern Network Infrastructure.

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.

 

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