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.

Why Hyperconverged Infrastructure Powered by vSAN?

Seamlessly Evolve to Virtualized Storage

  • Native to your hypervisor and               leading public clouds
  • Use existing tools for compute and       storage
  • Protect and optimize your current        investments

Gain Flexibility and Maintain Choice

  • Extend to full-stack HCI
  • Use certified solutions with your           preferred vendor
  • Unify resources under policy-based management

Move to the Cloud with Ease

  • Maintain consistent operations  from data center to cloud to edge
  • Gain intrinsic security for data-at-         rest and in-motion
  • Work with hundreds of public cloud       providers

vSAN Education Customers

Colorado College

“VMware is helping us put technology in the hands of our students where they are and in the way they need to use it.”


- Katharina Groves, Director Applications & Security

ESC Region 11

“We continually look for ways to provide more flexible, comprehensive solutions to our schools, which enable them to maximize student potential and achievement. That’s what we want to achieve with our technology services, and VMware helps us accomplish that.”


Rory Peacock, Deputy Executive Director

University of Pisa

"There are three main features of the solution we have implemented with VMware technology: quality, reliability, and flexibility".


- Maurizio Davini, CTO

Fulton County Schools

“To put it in layman’s terms, my customer, what made them so happy is tasks they were running on the old environment were taking thirty to forty five minutes to complete. And on the new environment, with VSAN, it was sub-five minutes.”


Kenny Wilder, IT Director

Top Use Cases for vSAN Education Customers

Education-Critical Applications

vSAN powers the applications that students and faculty rely on, from Microsoft Exchange to AutoCAD. Ensure performance for even the most demanding workloads, with 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.

Business Continuity

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.

Virtual Desktop Management

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.

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