FlashStack Provides Relief to the Mississippi Department of Revenue


Customer:

The Mississippi Department of Revenue (DOR) collects and distributes revenues from all the state’s tax sources, including levies on income, sales, alcohol, tobacco, oil and gas, and motor vehicles — totaling more than $7.8 billion a year. The DOR internal user experience for several years was poor, due to hardware that was inadequate in its capabilities and imposed unnecessarily heavy management demands on the IT staff. To remedy the performance problems, the department’s IT staff has chosen to deploy FlashStack converged infrastructure solutions, a single platform that is simple to design, deploy, expand and manage.

Challenges:

  • Frequent downtime resulted in unpredictable availability of citizen-facing websites and employee productivity tools
  • Next-generation revenue systems required higher storage performance to produce the results desired for constituents and state employees

Use Case:

Business Transformation:

  • The department is assured of a durable, thoroughly tested and certified converged infrastructure on which to run critical new applications, with exceptional ease of deployment and management, and a highly attractive long-term total cost of ownership.

IT Transformation:

  • Database transaction performance improved by as much as 20x.
  • Data reduction rates of up to 9:1 sharply improve TCO and dramatically reduce data center footprint.
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"The fact that Pure Storage has partnered with Cisco and built a reference architecture around UCS made us very comfortable.”
Patrick Welch, Network Services Manager, Mississippi Department of Revenue