The challenge for many higher education institutions is how to best transform IT to ensure availability, enhance responsiveness and foster innovation. USD began its successful IT transformation in 2012 by deploying its first Vblock System as a “data center-in-a-box” to run hundreds of educational and business applications.
The Vblock System greatly decreased rollout time for new systems, while improving its agility to respond more quickly to customer requests. By using its Vblock System, USD also slashed its implementation costs by 50% and reduced ongoing operational costs by cutting power consumption and cooling expenses.
USD continued their IT transformation in 2016 with the modernization and implementation of its new VxBlock System and VxRail Appliance. USD is continuing to transform IT and enjoy further benefits including:
USD is a world-class higher Education Experience business supported by a world-class IT infrastructure – and Dell EMC is at the heart of that.”
Mike Somerville, NISS Manager – Systems Support & Chief Cloud Evangelist, USD
VxBlock System 350 supports USD’s 4 campus data centers, with a hyper-converged Dell EMC VxRail Appliance covering its disaster avoidance site in Phoenix.
For the same cost, USD can now run 4x as many solutions as it could using the AWS public cloud. This allows customers to use technology without thinking about it, as data moves quickly at up to 10 Gbps, and user access is 1 Gbps.
Just as USD modernized IT with hyper-converged appliances to build a platform for hybrid cloud and foster innovation, it’s likely the digital economy is requiring your organization to transform IT to meet customer demands. Look for turnkey hyper-converged solutions like VxRail to start your IT Transformation. With winning converged, hyper-converged, cloud, server and storage solutions from Dell EMC and powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, you can transform IT, accelerate innovation, and deliver real results.
Dell EMC customer profile, “University of San Diego: Innovative hybrid cloud solution built on converged infrastructure earns solid A grade,” 2016.
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Published in the USA, 4/17, Article, H1605.
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