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THE GOAL WAS TO LIFT IT FROM BEING THE ORGANIZATION ’ S SANDBAG , AND ACTUALLY DEMAND MORE FROM IT .
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“ The goal was to lift IT from being the organization ’ s sandbag , and actually demand more from it ,” added Nicol-Dickson . “ We have a fairly well-established Azure tenant – particularly around backup – but we ’ re continuing to evaluate cloud services when replacing existing solutions as part of our strategy . That was another appeal of Nutanix , it could interact with those cloud environments and make the process of migrating a VM seamless and less resource intensive .”

THE GOAL WAS TO LIFT IT FROM BEING THE ORGANIZATION ’ S SANDBAG , AND ACTUALLY DEMAND MORE FROM IT .

With its technical expertise and long relationship with the council , Truis identified the Nutanix Cloud Platform as the ideal solution to meet the council ’ s needs in gaining the most out of its current resources – both human and digital .
“ Truis provided us with the technical expertise to migrate our systems to Nutanix without any disruption ,” Nicol-Dickson said . “ We ’ ve worked with Truis in the past and have developed a really strong , trusted relationship because they go above-andbeyond in the levels of service they offer and their commitment to our success .”
Deployed within two months , the implementation leverages Nutanix ’ s AHV hypervisor , Prism Central centralized management platform , and Files software-defined storage for data management and analytics .
“ Implementing an invisible layer of technology that automates new workloads and reduces human intervention in low-level processes , means we don ’ t have to worry about just keeping the lights on anymore ,” said Nicol-Dickson .
“ We ’ ve actually cut down administrative tasks by 25 %, giving staff the bandwidth for more strategic projects , all the while slashing data center footprint by 50 %.
“ Streamlining the many processes involved with property development is just one example of how we ’ re digitalizing services to improve touch-points and our residents ’ way of life .”
Neville Vincent , Vice President at Nutanix A / NZ , ASEAN and India at Nutanix , said people are hungry for faster , better connected digital services at their fingertips , and that realization has pushed more and more business leaders to come knocking on IT ’ s door .
“ Alongside the thirst for scaled digital services , IT departments are often plagued by zero-budget increases , and public sector organizations are far from immune . Councils need the infrastructure in place to free up talented IT professionals , helping them deliver innovative outcomes quicker and easier with less resources ,” he said .
“ By removing the complexity at its core , Central Highlands Regional Council is encouraging innovation to spill out of the IT department , improving experience and creating opportunities for workers and residents – wherever they ’ re located in the region .” p
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