This purchase is to provide the necessary infrastructure for the continued migration and replacement of existing and new servers into the Nutanix system cluster in the City Hall data center. These two additional nodes, plus additional memory for our existing infrastructure, allows Allen's IT department to densely pack virtual servers onto a highly-resilient infrastructure. Density lowers total cost of ownership by using fewer physical machines to run a large number of city servers.
For Allen, moving to a hyperconverged infrastructure has shown benefits through simpler system administration, faster system deployments and upgrades, vastly improved reliability and high availability, and improved performance all at a cost similar to traditional, more complex virtual server environments. This new platform has been adopted by organizations around the world, including several local cities, to provide the high availability organizations and citizens have come to expect. This same kind of technology is what underlies public clouds such as Microsoft's Azure and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
The Nutanix platform continues the organization's push to simplify IT while making it more fault tolerant and fast to expand as our needs grow. This investment will result in a migration of existing physical servers, shrinking the physical footprint and reducing power and cooling requirements resulting in greener operations for the data center.
Through an approximate seven-year phased-in Nutanix HCI implementation, additional costs associated with the expansion of Nutanix HCI system will be recommended as future and existing servers will be phased out of service. Today's purchase concludes Year Two of the seven-year plan.