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Dallas County, Iowa

One of the top-20 fastest growing counties in America, Dallas County, Iowa enhances citizen services to address its rapid growth.

The steady influx of new residents along with more employees and applications began to strain IT resources as well as the space needed to contain them. Dallas County Information Services needed a way to enable county staff to better and more efficiently serve more residents while shrinking its data center footprint—despite growing IT demands.

To carry out this service-enhancing IT strategy and improve operational cost and space efficiencies, IP Pathways leveraged VMware vSphere technology to help Dallas County virtualize most of its physical servers. The servers are connected to a powerful, easily scaled NetApp FAS3220 system equipped with NetApp Flash Cache intelligent caching for system wide acceleration.

Now able to easily scale its storage infrastructure, the county recently added another 30TB of disk to store all patrol car and surveillance videos for the sheriff’s department and county jail. “Instead of maintaining an on-premises physical server, the sheriff’s department and county jail now benefit from the reliability and cost savings of the county’s shared and replicated NetApp infrastructure,” says Gibson.

“With NetApp and VMware technology we are well-positioned to handle continued growth and extend IT resources as needed,” adds Noah. “We just create a virtual machine, and with a wireless connection even staff requirements in remote sites are easily supported.”

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About this Customer

Dallas County, Iowa

One of the top-20 fastest growing counties in America, Dallas County, Iowa, nearly doubled in size over the past 10 years. It is home to close to 75,000 residents and encompasses 18 cities and 16 townships across an area of approximately 600 square miles. Key to day-to-day operations within this growing region, Dallas County Information Services addresses the IT needs of county officials as well as a growing staff of assessors, attorneys, nurses, police, wardens, and others serving these communities in the office or on the road.

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IP Pathways

IP Pathways is a Value Added Reseller focusing on data storage and management, core networking and virtualization, unified compute systems, and application performance & security.

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