Virtualised hosting for the public sector<br />Julian Mitchell, Eduserv Public Sector Manager<br />
About Eduserv<br />Web hosting<br />Web development<br />Not-for-profit<br />
Agenda<br />Challenges for the public sector<br />Benefits of virtualisation<br />The Government Ready Platform<br />DCSF ...
Challenges for public sector<br />Government ICT Strategy January 2010<br />	Smarter, cheaper, greener!<br />
How does virtualisation help - smarter<br />Flexible<br />Responsive<br />Secure<br />Resilient<br />
How does virtualisation help - cheaper<br />Consolidation of systems <br />Increased use of hardware & storage<br />More e...
How does virtualisation help - greener<br />Fewer servers<br />Less power<br />Improved efficiency<br />Power down capabil...
Government Ready Platform<br />Virtualised hosting dedicated to the public sector<br />Built on VMware<br />Data replicati...
Swindon Data Centre<br />ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 27001 compliant<br />Built to deliver a PUE ratio of less tha...
Government Ready Platform – proven technology<br />Been running for 18 months<br />Already used by BIS, DVLA and DCSF<br /...
Case study: DCSF<br />
DCSF – old infrastructure<br />Live platform ~ 100 servers<br /><ul><li>Wide range of hardware
Some hardware at or near end-of-life</li></ul>Staging/ development/ DR platform ~ 50 servers<br /><ul><li>Running out of c...
Replication of non-identical environments</li></li></ul><li>Why change?<br />Hardware and technology at end-of-life<br />C...
Old infrastructure<br />
New infrastructure<br />
DCSF – new infrastructure<br />Virtualised <br />Flexible and scalable<br />Centralised <br />Standardised<br />
Benefits to the DCSF<br />Reduced costs by 24%<br />More than 39% expected carbon reduction<br />Reduced servers by 76%<br...
“The Government Ready Platform provided us with a more resilient hosting environment, quicker deployment of services and b...
Government ICT Strategy<br />
Questions?<br />
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Eduserv's Public Sector Manager, Julian Mitchell, gave a talk at Internet World 2010 on Virtualised Hosting for the public sector, with a case study on how this has helped the Department for Schools, Children and Families boost efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint.

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Virtualised hosting for the public sector

  1. 1. Virtualised hosting for the public sector<br />Julian Mitchell, Eduserv Public Sector Manager<br />
  2. 2. About Eduserv<br />Web hosting<br />Web development<br />Not-for-profit<br />
  3. 3. Agenda<br />Challenges for the public sector<br />Benefits of virtualisation<br />The Government Ready Platform<br />DCSF case study<br />
  4. 4. Challenges for public sector<br />Government ICT Strategy January 2010<br /> Smarter, cheaper, greener!<br />
  5. 5. How does virtualisation help - smarter<br />Flexible<br />Responsive<br />Secure<br />Resilient<br />
  6. 6. How does virtualisation help - cheaper<br />Consolidation of systems <br />Increased use of hardware & storage<br />More effective software licensing<br />Shared service <br />
  7. 7. How does virtualisation help - greener<br />Fewer servers<br />Less power<br />Improved efficiency<br />Power down capability<br />
  8. 8. Government Ready Platform<br />Virtualised hosting dedicated to the public sector<br />Built on VMware<br />Data replication<br />Disaster recovery<br />
  9. 9. Swindon Data Centre<br />ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 18001, ISO 27001 compliant<br />Built to deliver a PUE ratio of less than 1.5<br />Secure and resilient<br />Modular build<br />
  10. 10. Government Ready Platform – proven technology<br />Been running for 18 months<br />Already used by BIS, DVLA and DCSF<br />Designed to deliver 99.99% availability<br />Proven rapid deployment<br />
  11. 11. Case study: DCSF<br />
  12. 12. DCSF – old infrastructure<br />Live platform ~ 100 servers<br /><ul><li>Wide range of hardware
  13. 13. Some hardware at or near end-of-life</li></ul>Staging/ development/ DR platform ~ 50 servers<br /><ul><li>Running out of capacity
  14. 14. Replication of non-identical environments</li></li></ul><li>Why change?<br />Hardware and technology at end-of-life<br />Contract at end-of-life<br />“Do nothing” was not an option<br />Needed new service<br />
  15. 15. Old infrastructure<br />
  16. 16. New infrastructure<br />
  17. 17. DCSF – new infrastructure<br />Virtualised <br />Flexible and scalable<br />Centralised <br />Standardised<br />
  18. 18. Benefits to the DCSF<br />Reduced costs by 24%<br />More than 39% expected carbon reduction<br />Reduced servers by 76%<br />Rationalised websites from 400 to 140 <br />
  19. 19. “The Government Ready Platform provided us with a more resilient hosting environment, quicker deployment of services and better capacity management; as well as reducing costs and carbon emissions.”<br />Bill Hudson, DCSF<br />
  20. 20. Government ICT Strategy<br />
  21. 21. Questions?<br />
  22. 22. Julian Mitchell, Eduserv Public Sector Manager<br />01225 474317 julian.mitchell@eduserv.org.uk<br />Visit stand E8055<br />

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