Storage Efficiency at the City of Sioux Falls Leads to Better VMware Data Protection, Hours Saved
The City of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has much to brag about. In addition to its success in attracting new business to the area, Sioux Falls has been consistently ranked one of the most tax‐friendly U.S. cities to live in and retire to. Forbes Magazine also designated it one of the top cities in which to find a new job. Such accolades have led to major growth in the city's population, now over 154,000 people, as well as in the city services and infrastructure needed to support them. By default, the City of Sioux Falls Central Services Department—and its 20‐person IT staff—was forced to find more budget‐conscious, effi‐cient ways to support the growing data and application needs of the 22 departments and 1,100 city employees now under its care. "We're like a whole bunch of different com‐panies all in one," said Monte Watembach, the city's data center supervisor and one of the small IT staff that supports departments as diverse as the city clerk's office, library, health department, city parks, public works, and police and fire departments.