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Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation
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Local Government Cuts Carbon and Costs with Thin Provisioning and Virtualisation

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Faced with the need to increase efficiency and flexible working practices while decreasing costs, Basildon District Council turned to trusted virtualisation specialist Intercept IT. Hear about the …

Faced with the need to increase efficiency and flexible working practices while decreasing costs, Basildon District Council turned to trusted virtualisation specialist Intercept IT. Hear about the virtualisation journey of one local council and how they expect to save over £2 million over the next 4 years as a result.

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  • 1. Basildon Council<br />Desktop Virtualisation Project<br />Jason Mason, Customer Support & Infrastructure<br />Manager at Basildon District Council<br />
  • 2. Basildon Council<br />Largest Council in Essex<br />130,000 population<br />Borough status from October 2010<br />1000+ staff<br />Housing stock of almost 13,000 managed by Arms Length Management Organisation<br />300+ staff<br />In-house ICT provided to Council and ALMO<br />Essex Online Partnership (EOLP)<br />
  • 3. Basildon Council<br />World Famous<br />
  • 4. Business Initiatives/Challenges<br />“The Big Move” accommodation review<br />Consolidation of two buildings<br />Smart Working initiative - Flexible Working<br />Operational Efficiency<br />Server Management<br />Application Deployment<br />The Green Agenda<br />
  • 5. Solutions – Achieving Results<br />Server Virtualisation<br />Reduce total cost of ownership<br />Improve operational efficiency<br />Improve Disaster Recovery service levels<br />Thin Client deployment<br />Remote Access for flexible working<br />Application deployment and improved agility<br />Part of Business Continuity planning<br />
  • 6. Citrix Deployment<br />1100+ Citrix users deployed<br />250+ remote access users<br />Citrix Access Gateway & dualfactor authentication<br />140+ Line of Business applications deployed <br />15 Citrix XenApp servers<br />Configured for ALL applications<br />Citrix partially hosted on VMware platform<br />
  • 7. Planned & Unplanned Benefits<br />Planned<br />Flexible access for Council and ALMO staff<br />Reduction in buildings saving £2m over 4 years<br />Centralised deployment of applications<br />Increased lifespan of PC’s<br />Consistent application delivery<br />Reduction in desktop support calls<br />
  • 8. Planned & Unplanned Benefits<br />Unplanned but welcome!<br />Improved user experience for remote access<br />Compliance with standards such as GC<br />Improved desktop security<br />Operational efficiency<br />Reliable partnership with Intercept IT<br />“User-Centrix” Performance management via Citrix EdgeSight<br />
  • 9. EdgeSight Real Time Dashboard<br />
  • 10. Incident Management<br />
  • 11. Trend Analysis<br />
  • 12. User Trend Analysis<br />
  • 13. License Trend Analysis<br />
  • 14. Lessons Learned<br />Procure the right product<br />Source expert support at an EARLY stage<br />Source partners not suppliers<br />Excellent working relationship with Intercept IT<br />Invest in internal staff<br />Training is essential<br />Audit of user requirements is critical<br />
  • 15. Lessons Learned<br />Communication with stakeholders<br />User buy-in critical<br />Establish “Champion” user base<br />Project planning<br />Set achievable targets<br />Avoid project creep<br />Where possible link to other corporate initiatives with strict deadlines<br />Engage fully with expert partners throughout<br />
  • 16. Next Steps<br />Review of current infrastructure<br />Assess alternative client hardware options<br />Upgrade to XenApp 6 & Windows Svr 2008r2<br />Review XenDeskTop, XenClient, XenEtc…<br />But first, to help achieve CSR targets<br />Further consolidation of office space<br />
  • 17. Contact Details<br />Basildon Council<br />Jason Mason - Customer Support & Infrastructure Manager<br />jason.mason@basildon.gov.uk<br />Intercept IT<br />020 7743 0171<br />sales@intercept-it.com<br />www.intercept-it.com<br />

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