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The city of Hot Springs is a vibrant, progressive community in Garland County in Arkansas. Located in the Diamond Lakes region of the scenic Ouachita Mountains in central Arkansas, Hot Springs is the only American city nestled within a national park. Hot Springs and Garland County are today enjoying the benefits of virtualizing their critical applications. But the virtualization came about after struggling with—and eventually replacing—their legacy storage arrays at municipal and county offices. For several years, Jeff Winter, information systems director for both the city and county, had coped with the legacy architecture of its disk-optimized storage arrays. “We had nowhere to go,” he said.

Challenges

  • Capacity usage reaching array limits
  • Flagging application performance
  • Overhead made DR “no option”

Solution

  • Deploy two Nimble CS210 arrays
  • Select a third Nimble array for additional data protection

Immediate Benefits

  • Elimination of all application performance issues
  • Compression achieves 50 percent drop in capacity utilization
  • Bidirectional DR regimen deployed
  • Management issues eliminated

“Cost drives everything a city government does. But we also needed strong technology and rich functionality. The three requirements led us to Nimble.”

Jeff Winter, Information Systems Director - City of Hot Springs, AR

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The city of Hot Springs leverages Nimble Storage to virtualize their business-critical applications and lay the foundation for virtual desktops.

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