Opportunity

Consolidate disparate environments and flexibly support expanding and evolving lines of business.

Results

$1 Million

estimated savings

Products & Solutions

Cherokee Nation Businesses

Largest Native American tribe in the United States supports double-digit business growth and improves lives of citizens

Cherokee Nation Businesses (CNB)’s mission to expand and evolve Cherokee Nation companies and business lines has led to double-digit growth in just a few short years. To better and more cost-efficiently accommodate IT needs across this dynamic enterprise, CNB’s IT organization is transitioning from standalone environments for each business to a centralized, shared IT services model. CNB engaged long-time partners NetApp and Presidio to support the implementation of the new strategy.

CNB standardized operations using the pre-validated, pre-tested FlexPod Datacenter platform by NetApp and Cisco, which simplifies deployment and management across the stack. FlexPod Datacenter solutions were deployed at CNB’s main data center, which supports its largest entertainment and hospitality property, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa, as well as shared services for other subsidiaries. A FlexPod and NetApp SnapMirror software solution, located within a second CNB data center, facilitates disaster recovery (DR) for the main site and other CNB businesses, including remote casinos.

Virtualizing its casino management system on existing NetApp storage helped CNB avoid approximately $1 million in storage acquisition and deployment costs.

Improving operational efficiencies across the enterprise generates additional financial resources that are available to help create jobs and improve citizens’ access to education, healthcare, and housing programs. FlexPod technology does its part by saving the business time and money.

About this Customer

Cherokee Nation Businesses, LLC (CNB), headquartered in Catoosa, Oklahoma, manages a diverse portfolio of subsidiary companies for the Cherokee Nation, the largest Native American tribe in the United States. Although the entertainment and hospitality sectors produce the majority of its business, CNB has experienced significant growth in other industries, including technology, security and defense, construction, and healthcare.


About this Partner

As one of the largest solutions providers in the U.S., Presidio combines experience and stability with regional expertise and service.

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