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Scaling With Confidence In Government

Scaling With Confidence in Government

Government and municipalities face many challenges in today’s rapidly changing landscape. Federal agencies have long struggled to meet the mandates of the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI). Federal agencies must demonstrate progress against updated data center optimization targets for virtualization, advanced energy metering, server utilization, and availability.

State agencies have similar challenges, as consolidation efforts place more stress on a smaller network of facilities. However, having fewer data centers means lower complexity, increased operational efficiencies, greater energy savings, and improved security.

Infrastructure Challenges

Government facilities require continuous, clean, and reliable power to support critical IT infrastructure and ensure 24/7 continuity. Loss of power can result in data loss, but also critical infrastructure availability such as water and electricity.

There are many factors that contribute to technology risks for government entities. Some of these are: aging physical infrastructure, rising energy costs, natural disasters, ever-changing regulatory requirements, and a shortage of skilled workers.

Network Security & Infrastructure Protection

Technology is an incredibly important part of government. Without a strong IT backbone, you won’t be able to rely on the critical technology you need to help your citizens.

Reliable power is crucial to avoid downtime and vulnerability. Government facilities need power all day, every day. As interoperability and the Internet of Things expand, so will the needs for greater security and power.

Reliable Remote Access & Control

As working from home continues to remain the norm, even in government, IT managers require remote access and control to continuously view and quickly troubleshoot when and where needed. Now, more than ever before, it’s critical that customers are able to access their data centers remotely.

Downtime isn’t an option in federal government. It can lead to exposure and external threats. IT security is crucial for government and municipalities and needs to be managed securely, whether in or out of band.

Power Quality Concerns

Low power quality, poor installation, or problems in the electrical grid can severely impact critical infrastructure equipment and lower the quality of life for citizens. Unplanned equipment downtime due to unreliable power can severely impact city services and put them at risk.

Clean, reliable, and efficient power starts with proper design, equipment selection, and installation. Regular system testing can also help ensure efficient, safe, and continuous operation.

Efficiency in Government Operations

Government infrastructure is one of the most complex industries; you need all the power you can get out of your IT systems to meet requirements and prepare for the adoption of modern technology.

As the Internet of Things grows, your systems will be increasingly taxed by the volume of oncoming data and connected devices. Government infrastructure needs to keep up with the growing requirements, and with each addition, infrastructure efficiency must also increase.

Products That Can Help You Deliver Your Mission

Cybex SC800 Series Secure Desktop KVM Switches

The portfolio for the Cybex SC800 Series Secure Desktop KVM Switch offers a proven solution for guarding against desktop cyber intrusion, while eliminating redundant peripherals and reducing desktop clutter. It comes with a Universal Video Connector that provides the flexibility users need in managing content from multiple computers.

Vertiv™ VRC-S Edge-Ready Micro Data System

With the Vertiv™ VRC-S, you can easily put IT infrastructure where you need it. This pre-integrated enclosed micro data center is designed to be up and running at an edge application in days. Available in eight pre-built standard options with four rack sizes and two voltages to choose from (120V or 208V), the solution incorporates a rack power distribution unit (PDU), embedded monitoring software, and the Vertiv™ VRC self-contained cooling kit in an enclosed standard IT edge rack.

Vertiv™ Avocent® ACS 8000 Serial Consoles

The VertivAvocent® ACS 8000 delivers secure in-band and out-of-band visibility and control to downstream equipment in enterprise data centers, as well as cloud and colocation facilities. Cellular connectivity provides both primary WAN interface and secondary failover support.

Avocent® MergePoint™ Unity Digital KVM Switch

The Avocent® MergePoint Unity™ Digital KVM Switch includes both KVM-over-IP and serial console management technology, enabling you to centralize management of the switches with DSView™ 4 Management software.

Avocent® HMX 6000 High Performance KVM Systems

The Avocent HMX 6000 Series are designed for organizations that need to provide works with the ability to seamlessly access and share one or more computer resources which are physically separated from their work environment. This solution provides users an “at-the-desktop” experience from their workstations to any appliances, PCs, or computing resources attached to HMX IP network.

Avocent® DSView™ Management Software

Avocent DSView Software is the single-rack view needed for all your servers, embedded technologies, network equipment and power devices. It enables unified, secure “hands-on” control of remote infrastructure.

Liebert® Trinergy™ Cube

The Liebert Trinergy Cube is a high-efficiency, large UPS system for cloud and colocation data centers that is ready to evolve with growing regulation demands. The latest high efficiency Dynamic Online mode enables operating efficiency up to 99% without sacrificing availability.

Liebert® EXL S1 UPS

The Leibert EXL S1 UPS is a monolithic, transformer-free UPS that features optimized, industry leading footprint and power per square foot. It has excellent operating efficiency, robust electrical protection, and intelligent paralleling that optimizes performance at partial load to achieve superior cost savings.

Vertiv™ Geist™ Monitored Rack PDU

Vertiv™ Geist™ Monitored rack PDUs provide a comprehensive view of power usage, both at the rack and via remote access while continuing to provide reliable power distribution to critical IT equipment.

How We Can Help

We have years of experience partnering with federal and state customers, guiding the process of finding the best solutions for your needs. We’ll work with you to make managing and maintaining your critical technology a breeze.

We can simplify the management and design of your IT infrastructure and build your infrastructure power system into a reliable, efficient, and eco-friendly system. Contact us today for more information!

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