Scale Computing Streamlines IT, Delivers Simplicity, Ease of Use and Efficiency to Education Institutions
Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced that education institutions in North America and Europe are turning to Scale Computing HC3 to modernize and simplify its IT infrastructure.
Education institutions experience a unique set of requirements for right-sized, simple-to-operate, enterprise-class IT solutions that can be deployed quickly and managed easily by lean IT teams. Rolling Hills Local School District, Sweyne Park School and Marion School District all faced these requirements, including a need for an IT infrastructure with high performance and minimal management to power their education institutions.
Rolling Hills Local School District, an Ohio-based school district, wanted to focus resources on enrollment growth and new learning initiatives, rather than spending hours recovering from hardware failure and downtime on its mission-critical workloads. Using Scale Computing HC3 platform, Rolling Hills School District improved on its disaster recovery plan and scalability, while reducing the number of vendors for infrastructure support. Overall, the one-person IT team reduced the amount of time spent on infrastructure management by over 50 percent.
“HC3, purely as a hardware refresh, provided a vast improvement in the speed of services and provisioning of new VMs,” said James Buckey, CTO, Rolling Hills Local School District. “We did not have high availability or redundancy before Scale Computing. Now I can survive most failures or disasters.”
Sweyne Park School is an innovative academy school based in Rayleigh, Essex, United Kingdom and is attended by 1,600 students between 11-18 years old. The Rayleigh Schools Trust, which includes Sweyne Park School, found their existing IT environment and the school’s entire storage system was coming to the end of its service life and had expensive licensing fees. Facing reduced IT budgets, the school deployed Scale Computing’s HC3 4000 cluster.
“Scale Computing’s solution is perfect for us and any educational body. School budgets are being tightened left, right and center, so finding a solution that could offer us the performance, scalability and flexibility for our needs at a price point that worked for us was great. The solution gives us peace of mind as it runs with minimal management. This time- and cost-saving enables us to increase resources elsewhere in the school,” said Dan Joslin, systems manager, Rayleigh Schools Trust.
Marion School District, located in Marion County, Arkansas, is home to more than 4,300 public school students. The school district turned to Scale Computing to help its IT staff of three reduce time spent managing infrastructure by replacing existing hardware with Scale Computing HC3. The deployment helped the IT team reduce time spent managing its infrastructure by 25-49 percent.
“Scale Computing HC3 brings peace of mind because of its high availability,” said Sam Uddin, IT administrator, Marion School District.
With Scale Computing HC3, edge computing, virtualization, servers, storage and backup/disaster recovery have been brought into a single, easy-to-use platform. All of the components are built in, including the hypervisor, without the need for any third-party components or licensing. Scale Computing HC3 is far less complex than other solutions, greatly simplifying the management and maintenance of IT infrastructure. Scale Computing HC3 includes rapid deployment, automated management capabilities and a single pane of management, helping to streamline and simplify daily tasks, as well as saving time and money.
“Education institutions need IT infrastructure with maximum simplicity, uptime and efficiency to power the district that students, teachers and staff depend on,” said Jeff Ready, co-founder and CEO, Scale Computing. “Instead of siloing IT processes, HC3 combines storage, servers, management and virtualization into a comprehensive system and automates overall management. This allows IT teams and administrators to spend time focusing on projects that significantly impact student learning, with the peace of mind that their IT infrastructure is running reliably.”
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate, and TrustRadius.
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