Castilla-La Mancha Enhances Services while Saving Costs with Intel and Cisco

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The Spanish province of Castilla-La Mancha was eager to enhance the services it offered to local citizens, even with a tightening budget. This meant carefully planning any new resource investments for maximum return. Although the province's population is widely spread out, 95 percent have access to broadband Internet, so the regional government decided to focus on developing its online capabilities to both enhance the quality of service and reduce operating costs.

The solution was a shared cloud platform built on a virtual computing environment (VCE) from Intel, Cisco, and others. The consolidated architecture included 16 Cisco B200 M2* blade servers powered by two Intel® Xeon® processors 5650, each supporting 70 virtual machines. The virtualization-friendly features of Intel® technology optimized the performance of the new system in real time.

“Having industry experts from both Intel and Cisco on hand to share their expertise and consultancy was tremendously helpful,” said Pedro-Jesus Rodriguez Gonzalez, head of IT and Internet for Castilla-La Mancha.

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