The City of Chesapeake was facing a twofold challenge: 1) Assessing hardware & software vendors in the marketplace to find cost-effective capabilities that align with City needs, 2) Guaranteeing this investment would continue to support the long-term plans & technology needs of the City. AHEAD deployed a replacement core infrastructure utilizing commodity hardware while managing the infrastructure with automation tooling available from VMware and VCF. This was a multi-pronged approach to address the technology selection and deployment on a tight timeline.
Workshops with key stakeholders enabled the creation of a Strategic Technical Roadmap, highlighting technology investment & iterative advancement of IT capabilities needed to support the City’s long-term goals. Deploying this Hyperconverged Infrastructure with advanced automation capabilities laid the foundation for the City of Chesapeake’s current and future IT operations. In addition to providing strong automation and speed for IT service delivery within the City datacenter, this same platform extends its operational control to the Public Cloud, enhancing the availability and resiliency of City services within the same consolidated controls that IT now enjoys.