Server Virtualization

Who:

Superior Court of San Diego
330 West Broadway
San Diego, CA 92101

When:

April 2011

What:

Client needed to upgrade their existing Wintel and UNIX server environments and improve overall business continuity for their infrastructure.



The Challenge

Most of the clients servers were traditional physical systems.  Little virtualization was being used. Since much of the equipment was reaching its end of life, to save money, client needed to virtualize and consolidate their servers.

The Solution

Developed project definition, plan and supporting solution design to implement a virtualized infrastructure.  Since most of the clients Wintel servers were primarily HP brand, first implemented an HP assessment; a key step in determining all candidates for virtualization.  Based on the assessments findings, updated and executed plan to replace 98% of existing physical servers.  Finally, the server plan upgrade was coordinated with another project to upgrade the clients existing storage area network.

The Result

The detailed (bottom up estimated) plan to replace all Wintel and Unix servers was presented and approved by the client.  The corresponding SAN project also approved.  Both projects fast tracked ensuring an expedited timeline.  Both environments (Wintel / Unix) virtualized creating physical to virtual ratios that resulted in high saving.  Redundancy, high availabability as well as disaster recovery was now available to the client.

 

About SCSD

The California Constitution establishes a judicial system of courts, including the trial courts, the appellate courts, and a supreme court.  The San Diego Superior Court serves all people in San Diego County as one of the state's 58 trial courts. The court has jurisdiction over all criminal cases including felonies, misdemeanors and infractions; all civil cases, family law, spousal support and child support, probate, conservatorships, mental health, juvenile law and small claims.