Albert Fuller, infrastructure manager for the California Public Utilities Commission, had a problem.
Virtualized desktop infrastructure provided the answer.
"We’re a regulatory agency for energy, so we need to set an example," he said. "You have to practice what you preach: Reduce your data center footprint and conserve energy."
The agency has offices in San Francisco as well as Sacramento, and recently concluded a project to virtualize all desktops in both locations. “We’re seeing performance improvements of 25 to 30 percent,” Fuller said.
And the agency saved energy in the process, reconfiguring its back-end datacenter for VDI support, which cut by nearly 80% the rack-mounted units need to run the agency's desktops.
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