California Department of Water Resources selects HP to lower costs


HP announced that the State of California Department of
Water Resources (DWR) replaced its Sun and Dell servers with an HP Converged
Infrastructure to reduce energy consumption while saving $2 million in
maintenance fees.


With HP
BladeSystem technology, the California DWR was able to move to a 95 percent
virtualized environment, reducing its physical servers from 600 to 160. In
combination with HP Thermal Logic, which reduces energy and cooling costs, the
agency improved energy efficiency, performance and scalability.


The California DWR operates and maintains the nation’s
largest state-built water and power development and conveyance system,
furnishing water to 25 million residents and 750,000 acres of farmland. Changes
to the state’s water management program expanded the department’s scope of work
from a single line of business to other focus areas, including environmental
management and flood safety.


We needed a technology infrastructure that could enable
us to meet regulatory demands as well as complete projects more quickly.
Migrating from our aging Sun Solaris systems to HP BladeSystem tripled
performance and capacity and provided four times faster transaction speeds for
management applications and critical government systems,” said Tim Garza, chief
information officer, State of California Department of Water Resources.


Consolidating to 160 HP ProLiant BL460c G6 and G7 and
BL490c G7 server blades with HP Insight Control technology has allowed the
California DWR to proactively manage the health and power consumption of its
physical and virtual servers.


This has reduced labor costs by 35 percent and
maintenance costs by 45 percent. These servers also offer maximum performance
in dual-processor technology and the latest Intel Xeon processors for the
agency’s virtualization requirements and high-performance computing


To meet state environmental initiatives, California DWR
used HP BladeSystem c7000 enclosures with HP Thermal Logic technology to manage
power use by reclaiming trapped power and cooling capacity and safely capping
server power consumption.


The new infrastructure enhanced cooling efficiency by 50
percent and power distribution and efficiency by 40 percent.


California DWR’s new infrastructure also allowed for the
effective deployment of a shared services platform, helping on its journey to
become an Instant-On Government that is readily available whenever it is


Recently HP announced
that it has appointed John Visentin as executive vice president of HP
Enterprise Services.


Visentin will be responsible for driving growth in HP
Enterprise Services, which delivers technology infrastructure, applications and
business services. He will become a member of the company’s Executive Council,
reporting directly to Leo Apotheker, HP president and chief executive officer.


By Team
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