Saved $80,000 by intelligently consolidating workloads as part of
their migration plan to new Cisco UCS hardware.
Saw performance improvements within
1 week of executing Turbonomic actions.
Over the course of the week, many of the issues that had plagued the Network Operations team in the past began to disappear.
Realizing Immediate Performance Improvements After Executing Turbonomic Resourcing Actions
Following the initial positive results, the team decided to automate Turbonomic’s
recommended vMotions within scheduled windows throughout the day. Over the
course of the week, many of the issues that had plagued the Network Operations
team in the past began to disappear. “All of the performance complaints we were
getting with regards to our applications were just going away,” Ken shared. As time
went on, the team began leveraging additional automation capabilities such as
storage vMotions, seeing increased value almost instantly.
“Turbonomic helped us fix the problems we knew we had and ones we didn’t know
had solutions,” said Ken. “It’s helped us stretch our resources and doesn’t require
the district to hire a VMware specialist.”
“Within hours of installing, Turbonomic had already started to collect information and make suggestions to improve performance within our environment...the longer we let it run, the better off it was.”
Seminole Public County Schools
“The trick to IT in K-12 is that all of your solutions have to be flexible, and allow you to respond to business needs,” says Richmond. “With Turbonomic, we can do just that.”
Responsibly Modernizing Infrastructure with Intelligent Capacity Management
Today, the team is focused on migrating their virtualization platform from VMware to Hyper-V, and uses Turbonomic to plan for this transformation. With Turbonomic’s real-time capacity management simulator, Ken was able to determine the best course of action when migrating from old Dell hosts to new Cisco UCS blades, learning that they could consolidate from 12 hosts down to 3. “That discovery just floored everybody,” Ken said, and will enable the Network Operations team to save nearly $80,000. These funds can now be reallocated to new projects focused on innovation, such as collapsing and centralizing much of their remote site infrastructure to enable more unified IT management.
At SCPS, Turbonomic initially filled a knowledge gap, helping the team gain more intelligent insight into their environment. Now, it functions as a hands-off enabler and allows the team to maintain the health of the virtualized infrastructure with minimal effort so that they can continue to advance the platforms they leverage and the services delivered to end-users. As Ken explained, in a field as dynamic as education, the most valuable solutions allow IT teams to adapt to continuously changing demands. “The trick to IT in K-12 is that all of your solutions have to be flexible, and allow you to respond to business needs,” he stated. “With Turbonomic, we can do just that.”