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Weekly Case Study: How Virtualization Helps the Water Flow

We take for granted the ease with which we can get water: Turn a handle and the water comes out of the faucet.

But go to any municipal water agency and you will see how complex it can be to manage a water supply.

Tampa Bay Water is a Florida agency that supplies water to nearly 2.5 million people in the Tampa Bay Area – the 19th largest metropolitan area in the United States.

The agency has an extensive computer system for water modeling, but supporting it became a burden on the agency’s enterprise environment. To help matters, they turned to Intel and VMware to help consolidate servers and decrease power. Now instead of seven racks of servers, Tampa Bay Water has decreased its total to five.

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How Virtualization Helps the Water Flow

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