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San Mateo County Picks Commvault for Hybrid Cloud Data Management and Security

San Mateo County, Calif., became the first public sector agency globally to deploy Commvault HyperScale Technology to simplify data management in its hybrid cloud environment and secure the resiliency and flexibility it needs to accelerate the implementation of its Open San Mateo County government project, public Wi-Fi project, and other smart city digital transformation initiatives.

Commvault, a global leader in enterprise backup, recovery, archive, and the cloud, announced last week that the county of San Mateo has selected the Commvault HyperScale Appliance to help replace their legacy data management infrastructure. The Commvault HyperScale Appliance is a turnkey, scale-out data protection solution that integrates compute, storage, backup and recovery, full data lifecycle management, reporting, and analytics into a single platform.

Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, between San Jose and San Francisco, San Mateo County consists of 22 cities with a population totaling more than 760,000 people. Several of the world’s leading technology companies, including Facebook, Oracle Corporation, and Electronic Arts, are headquartered in the county.

San Mateo County employs 7,600 people and has a total budget for FY 2017-2018 of $2.65 billion.

The county will use the appliances to reduce administrative time and costs related to managing, activating, and protecting data stored on the county’s hybrid cloud. This cloud includes both an on-premises private cloud and public cloud services, as well as data for the Open San Mateo County project, which makes it easy for residents to access a wide range of county financial, education, geographic, health, and social services data. For example, the Open San Mateo County project features a County Shared Vision 2025 dashboard, providing residents with up-to-date data and statistics on the county’s progress in realizing various community goals related to crime, homelessness, greenhouse gas emissions, resident life expectancy, students’ reading proficiency, student graduation rates, and more.

“At the county of San Mateo, we are proud to demonstrate to the world that the benefits of digital transformation are not limited to the private sector,” said Jon Walton, CIO of San Mateo County. “We chose the Commvault HyperScale Appliance because it provides efficient functionality in a scale-out design that will let us seamlessly expand as our environment grows.”

“By replacing our legacy data management hardware with an agile, scale-out solution, we are confident we can get the simplicity and performance we need to continue our digital transformation,” he added.

The Commvault HyperScale Appliance will enable San Mateo County to significantly decrease deployment time, complexity of storage configuration, and cost while increasing both scalability and IT agility.

“The county of San Mateo is a leader in showing how the hybrid cloud enables forward-thinking government agencies to accelerate the development and deployment of smart city initiatives,” said Scott Little, vice president of sales, Americas, at Commvault. “We are excited to help them continue to succeed in their digital transformation. By leveraging the Commvault HyperScale Appliance, they can focus even more on the smart city projects that are making the county of San Mateo a model for transparent, tech-savvy government.”

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