HP drives 40% business-critical application performance raise to New Zealand Govt. agency

Northland Regional Council (NRC), a New Zealand government agency, has deployed HP Converged Infrastructure and benefited from 40 percent raise in business-critical application performance.

The IT deal is targeted to improve employee productivity by increasing the performance, scalability and efficiency of its virtualized IT environment.

NRC, which provides environmental and emergency management, public transport planning and funding, and coastal navigation and safety services, was unable to support data growth or upgrades to web applications with its existing storage infrastructure.

NRC selected HP Converged Infrastructure solutions to improve storage capacity and performance.

The New Zealand government agency upgraded to HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage and HP ProLiant DL380p Generation 8 (Gen8) servers.

HP claims that NRC has improved employee productivity and constituent service through a 40-percent increase in business-critical application performance, reducing the time required for database tasks by 50 percent and speeding virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) login time by 63 percent.

HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage enables NRC to restore data in less than 30 minutes—twice as fast as with its previous storage system, eliminating workflow disruptions. The ability to manage HP 3PAR StoreServ Storage systems at NRC’s primary and disaster recovery data centers via a single management console also reduces administrative time.

“Since upgrading to HP Converged Infrastructure, our virtual environment runs so much faster, we’ve been able to increase staff productivity by spending less time on data center administration and more time enhancing public services,” said Daniel Blake, senior systems engineer, Northland Regional Council.

HP 3PAR Thin Provisioning Software enabled the agency to save approximately 50 percent in storage capacity. This hardware reduction is expected to curtail costs related to data center power and cooling.

New HP ProLiant DL380p Gen 8 servers in NRC’s production environment also helped boost application performance by 40 percent, while allowing the agency to relocate existing HP ProLiant DL585 servers to its disaster recovery site, thereby enhancing business continuity.

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