Includes EMC VPLEX technology and EMC Unified Storage with solid-state flash drives
EMC said the British Isle of Man Government’s Information Systems Division has implemented a cloud-based technology infrastructure from EMC for more efficient, flexible and reliable delivery of its public services.
The Government has moved its entire public service infrastructure onto a hybrid cloud service, which includes EMC VPLEX technology and EMC Unified Storage with solid-state flash drives.
With this initiative, the Government aims to provide shared access-anywhere, including over 1,000 critical government applications such as email, financial accounting, customer relationship management and health services.
The EMC services enabled the government to achieve enhanced performance and reduced operating costs; improved storage utilisation, automatic storage optimisation, and data transfer to fast-access storage.
The Isle of Man has deployed a combination of the EMC VPLEX virtual storage platform with EMC Unified Storage to enable the Isle of Man with new approaches for delivering IT as a flexible, efficient, and reliable service.
The Isle of Man Government chief technology officer said having recognised that VPLEX could further increase service levels while reducing IT costs, we made the decision to purchase – and we are delighted to have realized the projected benefits, and more.
"By virtualising our entire server platform and all service applications, the Isle of Man Government has significantly increased service levels as well as data flexibility and availability," Clarke said.
"In the case of the health service, this means individual patient records are now aggregated and appropriate information made instantly available to doctors, EMT specialists, ambulance technicians, surgeons, nurses and other authorised users."
EMC claims that the new public service infrastructure has increased data availability and system performance by a factor of eight, while operating costs have reduced by 15% for the Government, while storage utilisation has risen by 40%.