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Data Center Consolidation Reduces Energy Consumption and CostsData center consolidation at California’s DHCS has dramatically reduced energy consumption and costs. DHCS’s modernization initiative positions the department—and, ultimately, California’s citizens—to thrive in a new era of healthcare service delivery. Under DHCS CIO Chris Cruz and department leadership, DHCS chose the powerful Intel® Xeon® processor E7-4800 product family as the foundation for server virtualization and data center consolidation, helping DHCS achieve a 100-to-1 consolidation ratio, reduce data center energy consumption by more than 30 percentage points, increase IT efficiency, and advance DHCS toward an agile cloud environment.Solutions• Intel Xeon processor E7 family for data center consolidation. DHCS chose high-capacity HP ProLiant* DL980 servers based on the Intel Xeon processor E7-4800 product family with Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapters. Servers run Microsoft Windows Server* and use VMware ESX* for virtualization.• Intel® Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI). DHCS uses Intel AES-NI to accelerate encryption performance and enhance data protection.Technology Results• Savings on space and management. DHCS replaced 400 physical systems with four ProLiant DL980 servers, freeing space in the previously crowded data center, increasing IT effciency, and lowering total cost of ownership (TCO).• Reduction in data center energy consumption. DHCS reduced its data center power load from 95 to 65 percent of capacity. The reduction added TCO savings while earning a USD 10,000 award from the Sacramento Municipal Utility District.Read the full Data Center Consolidation Reduces Energy Consumption and Costs Case Study.
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