Lake County Eliminates User Wait Times, Delivers 6x Performance Boost
SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
Nimbus Data Systems, Inc., the leading innovator in next-generation
flash memory infrastructure, today announced that the government offices
for Lake County, Illinois have deployed Nimbus Data’s Gemini all-flash
arrays as the storage foundation for its virtualized desktop
infrastructure (VDI) and to virtualize its business critical tax system.
Lake County is located on the shores of Lake Michigan between Chicago
and Wisconsin. Home to more than 700,000 residents who live in both
urban and rural communities, the Lake County government offices provide
administration, judicial, health and other public services to
individuals and businesses residing throughout the county’s 470 square
miles. Already a technology progressive county, Lake County was looking
to more efficiently manage its virtualized environment. After multiple
failed attempts to accelerate its existing hard-disk based storage
system, Lake County quickly identified that an all-flash system was a
There were four key factors that influenced Lake County’s selection of
an all-flash storage system: intelligent flash management, high levels
of availability and reliability, multi-protocol support, and scale-out
architecture. Lake County assessed storage systems from both well-known
storage providers and start-up all-flash array providers.
“After performing an overall cost analysis between hybrid storage
systems and all-flash arrays, we found they were virtually the same, but
the dramatic performance gains of an all-flash system is what set them
miles apart,” said John Clark, Lead IT Architect for Lake County. “When
it came down to selecting the best all-flash array to meet our business
needs, Nimbus Data’s Gemini system was a no-brainer. The Gemini array
far exceeded the four key design factors we were looking for in a
system, and more importantly, it eliminated wait times for accessing our
county-wide tax system.”
Since making the change to Nimbus Data’s Gemini all-flash arrays, Lake
County is exploring additional business critical applications that can
be virtualized using the system. Beyond virtualization, Lake County has
brought in an additional Gemini array to host its Oracle Enterprise
Resource Planning (ERP) software as well as its Business Intelligence
and Hyperion software. Not stopping there, Lake County plans to bring in
a third array for database-centric applications.
“Lake County is a pioneer in deploying leading-edge technology to
efficiently manage the computing infrastructure of their government
agencies,” said Thomas Isakovich, CEO and Founder of Nimbus Data. “We
love seeing customers from a variety of industries realize the true
potential of our Gemini all-flash arrays. Lake County has proven the ROI
of an all-flash environment, extending the benefits beyond the county’s
IT department to the government offices using their business critical
To learn more about customer deployments of Nimbus Data’s all-flash
arrays visit: http://www.nimbusdata.com/resources/casestudies.php.
About Nimbus Data
Nimbus Data develops an award-winning portfolio of all-flash memory
storage systems purpose-built for virtualization, databases, cloud
infrastructure, and technical computing. Combining unified multiprotocol
storage, comprehensive data management software, and patent-pending
hardware architecture, Nimbus Data all-flash systems deliver the
industry’s best performance, data center efficiency, scalability, and
total cost of ownership. For more information, visit nimbusdata.com,
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Source: Nimbus Data Systems, Inc.