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									Our Utility Computing
         Story
       Jeff Shaw
North Shore City Council
    Tuesday 24th June 2008
                  Who am I?
    Jeff Shaw, Acting Chief Information Officer

    Jeff Shaw, Information Systems Manager

    Jeff Shaw, Customer Services Manager

    Our Utility Computing Story is a story about reinventing
    Councils Information Management Division.

Information Management + Actionline + Marketing and Communications
   North Shore City Council
Aucklands Lifestyle City
  Population 220,300 – NZ’s 4th largest City
       13,000 hectares
               $350 Million Operating Budget
                        $4 Billion in Assets
                                 60+ distinct activities
                                 Really Good Beaches




1200 Devices – NZ’s 74th Largest IT installation (MIS 100)
Our new focus
              We Call This

             Transformation

Citizen Centric Service Design and Delivery
         Enabled by Technology
             (Like Utility Computing!)
So how does utility computing Enable
         Transformation?
 My Old World
     95 Physical Servers

No   No Disaster Recovery

  t C Test Environment
     Limited
      ou
     Poor Physical Environment
     Zinc nc
   Bu Whiskers l’i Estate
     High Cost Real s
        sin
              es Core
                    s
     Complicated Support
     Arrangements
     Complicated cost profile
     Complicated to Manage
     Definitely not GREEN
My New World
  24 Blade Servers
  14 for Production

R7e Test/Development and
   for
     ve Servers
 Disaster Recovery
          ra’
 215 Virtual
 BuPhysical s C
 Great
       sin      Environment
                       ore
              es
 High Resilience
 GREEN Computing   s          Tardis Computing
  1 Support Contract
What about the applications?
v Four Cornerstone Applications
v Over 100 line of business applications
v Over 40 applications delivered via Citrix

v   They ALL still work
v   Some needed upgrading to the latest version
v   Some are faster
v   Some are no different
v   They are all more stable
v   Our customers didn’t know it had happened
  More Time to focus on Customers




Availability
Reliability
Upgrades
                <    Citizen Engagement
                     Customer driven design
                     Channel Strategy
Leases               Consistent Service Experience
Security             Web 2.0
The economics of Utility Computing
                    95 Physical Servers
                                No DR
                                     to
                               ds
                          un w
                       Complicated to

                     s F Manage
                         support and

                se on          ne
         el 215 Virtual< ices
           ea nd
        R pe Servers
            s serv
            Remote Hosted
             + DR
             + Test/Dev
             Simple to Manage
The Other Benefits of Utility Computing
               New opportunities can be implemented without delay
               Presales effort is largely eliminated
               Budgets can be set with certainty
               Hardware failures resolved in seconds
               Application Computing Resources adjusted to match
               demand
               DR can actually be tested (so we’ve been told)
Utility Computing - Key Themes
         Increases the reliability of IT
         Stabilises or Reduces the cost of IT
         Reduces time spent managing IT
         Increases the Certainty of future Costs
         Increases the flexibility to deliver on
         opportunities
         Enables us to focus on Service
         Design and Delivery
Questions

								
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