Storage Efficiencies in a Virtualized Environment

As Pima County has centralized the Information Technology Department over the past 8 years the storage and server growth in the data center climbed dramatically.  This presented the perfect scenario to progress an effective storage and server virtualization project to minimize long term hardware capital requirements, reduce our data center footprint, and address power and cooling requirements/costs.  Walking through this CIP project, we will review the cost benefit analysis for storage virtualization, as well as the  integration points with server virtualization / 10GbE connectivity and Data Center Architecture including power, cooling, and design.