The City of Allen will replace aging servers with a platform that will increase resiliency and result in greener operations through space savings and decreased power and cooling requirements.
City I.T. staff determined a hyperconverged Infrastructure (HCI), used by public clouds such as Amazon Web Services, provided the greatest versatility at a reasonable cost. Benefits include simpler administration, faster system deployments and upgrades, vastly improved reliability and improved performance.
Nutanix, the industry leader in this type of technology, offered comparable costs over seven years to purchasing dozens of traditional server replacements. The initial replacement project will cost $249,491, as budgeted in the IT replacement fund. Allen negotiated prices through BuyBoard to leverage cooperative buying power with other municipalities and school districts.