Hyperconverged Infrastructure for Education


Educators face critical challenges: innovative, technology-dependent teaching methods, a mobile workforce, and securing student data. At the same time, stagnant budgets require IT to find operational efficiencies to invest in the classroom of the future.


HCI powered by vSAN can help by lowering TCO, increasing performance for demanding applications and securing data with FIPS 140-2 validated encryption for data-at-rest.


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


VMware Powered Hyperconverged Infrastructure Provides:

Simple Evolution to Full Stack HCI

  • Native to your hypervisor and leading clouds
  • Use existing virtualization tools
  • Protect and optimize current investments

Broadest Flexibility

  • Certified solutions with your preferred vendor
  • Day one support of latest technologies
  • Unify resources under policy-based management

Multi-Cloud Capabilities

  • Consistent operations from edge to core to cloud
  • Intrinsic security for data-at-rest and in-flight
  • Hundreds of public cloud providers

Top Use Cases for Education vSAN Customers

Education Critical Applications

vSAN powers important education applications, from Microsoft Exchange to AutoCAD. vSAN supports all-flash storage and up to 150,000 IOPS per node. vSAN scales up to 64 nodes per cluster and offers enterprise-grade Quality of Service and automated storage balancing for the most demanding workloads.


As students and faculty consume IT everywhere, they need access to a consistent, personalized workspace. vSAN delivers high performance VDI while reducing OPEX. vSAN enables IT to deliver desktop services to end users via virtual machines on consolidated clusters in the data center.

Business Continuity

Institutes of higher learning face unique SLAs for critical workloads such as education critical applications and physical infrastructure workloads for generator and HVAC systems. vSAN stretched clusters address high-availability requirements and mitigate the effects of local site failures and component failures, so students can keep learning with the lights on.