All-Flash Array Promises Data Security and Disaster Recovery


Customer:

The Municipality of San Benedetto del Tronto is equipped with Pure Storage FlashArray™ on which virtual servers run mission-critical functions related to email, document management, application servers, part of the registry, taxes, and financial flows — in short, everything that would be done in a company by enterprise resource planning (ERP) software. Pure immediately distinguished itself for its technological architecture, performance, and last but not least, convenience.

Challenges:

  • Become a paperless municipality, replacing physical support with digital services.
  • Strengthen the IT system to manage regional projects to integrate services for citizens.
  • Reduce time and the costs of access to data and encourage desktop virtualization.

Use Case:

  • VDI

Business Transformation:

Pure Storage plays an important role in digital transformation, with the goal of becoming a paperless entity. The strengthening of the IT infrastructure enabled by Pure supports the municipality, which is now a leader of a regional project to integrate skills and services for the citizens and help the municipalities that have been hit by earthquakes in Central Italy.

IT Transformation:

  • Data compression is up to a factor of 3.8: 1.
  • Reduction of storage management costs estimated at 20%.
  • Alignment with the guidelines of the Municipality for IT transformation towards the virtualization of desktops and thin clients.
  • Continuity with the server consolidation strategy to optimize IT resources.
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“ We have been using Pure Storage for less than a year, and the benefits are already evident. Among these, the main ones are effectiveness, efficiency and speed, not only to improve performance and services but also to reduce costs.”

Mauro Cecchi, Director of Organizational Development and Information Systems

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