City Leading the Way in Innovative Solutions in Information Technology

Jan 24, 2019

The City of Greater Sudbury is being recognized nationally for the implementation of a leading-edge technology solution to enhance services.

Through a partnership with Zycom Technology, Dell Canada, and Nutanix, City staff replaced existing server and storage systems with a new industry model called hyper converged infrastructure. 

Not only has this achieved goals in the City’s 10-year Capital IT Plan, the results have seen strong benefits to the organization including increases in performance speeds and storage efficiency, and reliability. This was also achieved at a significant lower cost than what was allocated in the capital budget; realizing a savings of $600,000. 

“I’m very proud of our staff for recognizing the benefit this new technology would have for our organization,” said Greater Sudbury Mayor Brian Bigger. “We’ve not only accomplished a division goal, we’ve added efficiencies in how we operate across departments and have done so in a cost effective, and cost saving manner. 

Through the implementation process, other service areas that could benefit from the use of this new technology were identified, including the City’s water treatment facilities that increased server reliability.

The project is the recipient of a CND (Channel Daily News) Innovation Award, winning the Top Government Solution Gold Award. These awards recognize industry solutions and services that positively impact customers across Canada. 


Photo caption (left to right):
Peter Taylor, Director Information Technology, City of Greater Sudbury; Terry Buchanan, Vice President Techonology & General Manager, Zycom; Peter Houle, System Specialist and Project Lead, City of Greater Sudbury; Jim Dolson, Manager of Hardware & Technology Applications, City of Greater Sudbury; Troy Foley, Regional Business Manager, Zycom