Cochise County Virtualizes With Nutanix and Microsoft to Reduce Datacenter Footprint by 6x

Nutanix and Cochise County experts to share insights at Microsoft TechEd North America 2014

SAN JOSE, CALIF. — May 13, 2014 — Nutanix, the leading provider of next-generation datacenter infrastructure solutions, today announced that Cochise County, in Arizona, is replacing its legacy server infrastructure with a new cost-effective, easy-to-deploy cloud environment. The Cochise County IT team will implement the Nutanix® Virtual Computing Platform, Microsoft Corp Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V and System Center 2012 R2 to virtualize and host all of the County’s applications, including critical ERP systems, SQL Server, and web servers accessed by public and county employees.

After a thorough evaluation process, Cochise County chose the combination of Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, Systems Center 2012 R2, and Nutanix because it provides a cost-effective and flexible way to run all of its virtualized applications as they move away from inefficient standalone servers with direct-attached storage. The Nutanix platform and Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V technologies enable Cochise County to start small and seamlessly scale out as they expand services, keeping costs low and infrastructure growth simple.

“As a public organization, we have a responsibility to extract as much value as possible from our budgets. By adopting the Nutanix solution with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, we plan to virtualize nearly all of the County’s workloads across more than 30 locations, enabling us to provide improved services,” said Tyson Mock, IT Director for Cochise County. “This move will also deliver a six-fold carbon footprint saving and an approximate 80 percent reduction in power and cooling expenses. With Nutanix technology, we’re changing the dynamics of our datacenter significantly. What’s even more impressive is how straightforward it was to set up. The system was up and running within an hour after being racked.”

“The Nutanix NX-3000 Series was the perfect choice for Cochise County as it provides an easy-to-manage, fully redundant and cost-effective solution, exactly what the organization needed,” stated Greg Smith, senior director of product marketing at Nutanix. “We worked closely with the IT team to ensure the transition was both simple and flexible. We’re delighted Nutanix could help the County to make this move into a new virtualized environment in record time.”

Nutanix and Cochise County at Microsoft TechEd, North America 2014

Tyson Mock from Cochise County will join Nutanix at the upcoming Microsoft TechEd North America 2014 conference in Houston, Texas, from May 12-15. He will be presenting at the Nutanix Next Theater at Booth #1500 on the County’s “Journey to Web-Scale IT” and will be available to answer questions. Nutanix will also be presenting a session at the conference on the “Journey to the Cloud” with Windows Server 2012 R2 Hyper-V, Microsoft Azure and Nutanix Virtual Computing Platform on May 13, from 1:30 to 2:45 PM.


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