“When the VDI solution and the Zero Clients are fully operational, we will save at least 50% of the cost of maintaining user workstations and the energy bill will be ten times smaller.”
– Gian Luca Sanzani, Systems Management and Development Service Manager, Bologna Province.
The customer: Bologna Province is an organization serving just under one million residents, in an area covering approximately 1,425 square miles. On the basis of national laws and provisions of the Emilia-Romagna Region, the organization is responsible for various administrative functions ranging from the protection of environmental resources to the promotion of cultural assets, and from schools to roads, as well as providing technical and administrative assistance to local organizationsin the area. For 2011, the budget includes receipts of less than 170 Million Euros and a surplus of around 10.7 Million Euros.
The Challenge: For the last two years, the IT structure, which supports local government in delivering services and operational management, has been undergoing a technological overhaul based on system virtualization. It began with the data center and is now focusing on PCs. Management cost savings, green IT and improving service quality are the requirements of the project which is intended to involve most of the more than one thousand PCs in all the Province’s offices…
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