Building a technology infrastructure for education comes with a unique set of requirements, from lowering total cost of ownership, to supporting critical applications, to adapting to future needs.
VMware vSAN provides both cost savings and flexibility, with a “build as you go” model that allows you to leverage prior investments and evolve to the cloud at your own pace. With vSAN, you can take the next step toward hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) while using tools and solutions you’re already familiar with. Improve ROI, strengthen security, and deliver high-quality experiences to the students and faculty who depend on you.
VMware is Positioned as a Leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for HCI, November 2018.
Clover School District Cuts Storage Costs by 75% with vSAN
“I am a huge fan of vSAN. Traditional SANs required a lot of babysitting; we had TBs of overprovisioned storage. With vSAN we can buy what we need, cut storage costs by 75%. System resiliency is great.”
– Matt Hoffman, Executive Director of Technology
Queen’s University Powers VDI with vSAN
“I was blown away with the implementation of vSAN for VDI. No single thing that we had done in the past has caused that extent of change from a user point of view.”
– Stephen Hunt, Director of Information Technology
Oakland University Saved Big and Improved Performance
“[With vSAN], we can do more, we can consolidate more. There is less downtime. After I moved to the new infrastructure, the developers started asking, ‘What happened? My application is running 50 percent faster.”
– Mariusz Nowak, Director, Infrastructure Services at Oakland University
Students and faculty need fast, reliable access to information and applications anywhere they are—and now IT can support that with a consistent, personalized workspace. vSAN delivers high-performance VDI while reducing OpEx, allowing IT to deliver desktop services to end users via virtual machines on consolidated clusters in the data center.
Educational institutions have unique SLAs for critical workloads, including key applications and physical infrastructure workloads for generator and HVAC systems. vSAN stretched clusters support high-availability requirements and mitigate the effects of local site failures and component failures, so that students can keep on learning without interruption.