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January 7, 2009

INX signs five-year agreement with BAAQMD

INX, a provider of data center virtualization services, has signed a five-year agreement to deliver its Virtual Infrastructure Recovery Service for the IT environment of Bay Area Air Quality Management District.

By CBR Staff Writer

Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is the regional, government agency that regulates sources of air pollution within the nine San Francisco Bay Area Counties.

BAAQMD engaged INX to virtualize its production data center with VMware ESX Servers to eliminate unplanned server outages, reduce the time involved in tasks such as server provisioning and to reduce the agency’s carbon footprint and IT expenses. 60 physical servers were virtualized onto seven VMware ESX host servers, eliminating nearly 300 tons of annual CO2 emissions and saving over $50,000 in annual energy costs alone, according to INX.

Steve Kaplan, vice president of data center virtualization practice at INX, said: BAAQMD is a forward thinking organization that very quickly realized the benefits that virtualization brings both to their production and disaster recovery environments.

Mark Hilz, president of INX, said: Most DR environments sit idle other than when being tested. We’ve built a world-class virtual infrastructure enabling us to leverage facility, equipment, software and expert staffing resources over a large number of geographically disparate clients. This enables us to provide a superior DR solution at a lower cost than organizations could possibly achieve internally. Our contracts include mandatory semi-annual testing.

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