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North America | Public Sector | Enterprise

Facing budget pressure, the government of DeKalb County, GA needed to simplify the migration of its email system, reduce e-Discovery costs, and enhance data protection. It turned to Symantec and Symantec business partner Datalink for solutions. Results include a 40 percent reduction in email stored, a smooth email migration without data loss, $76,800 annual savings in e-Discovery costs, 85 percent reduction in full backup time, and 50 percent reduction in backup administration time.

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Georgia's DeKalb County (>www.co.dekalb.ga.us) includes a portion of the city of Atlanta. It's home to more than 720,000 residents who are served by 7,000 employees in county government.


  • Applications: Oracle E-Business Suite, Banner Court Case Management, Microsoft SQL Server
  • Database: Oracle 9i, 10g
  • Servers: 200 HP ProLiant servers running Microsoft Windows Server 2003; 7 IBM System p servers running IBM AIX
  • Storage: HP StorageWorks XP10000, IBM System Storage DS8100, EMC Centera
  • Tape Library: HP StorageWorks MSL6000