Opportunity

Simplify IT management to enable nonstop access to student and course information.

Results

Consolidation of support contracts

Products & Solutions

FlexPod Datacenter Components:

Technical College System of Georgia

Making High-Quality Higher Education Affordable

As the cost of higher education has skyrocketed, student debt has reached an all-time high, and finding a good job can be difficult for many of today’s college graduates. The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG), however, is bucking that trend. With affordable training programs in high-demand, technical fields and a 99% job placement rate, TCSG is a leader in technical education. To remain successful, TCSG must stay on the leading edge of technology—today and tomorrow.

From TCSG’s System Office, Director of Engineering Daniel Black and his team provide support for each of the colleges in the system. Their tasks include performing standard implementations and installations and providing support for data center infrastructure. In the past, this centralized support was nearly impossible because every college used its own mix of network, compute, and storage technologies in its data center. For the System Office, that diverse mix meant supporting 22 different architectures and dozens of technology vendors.

With a converged infrastructure, FlexPod enables TCSG’s colleges to standardize on a validated architecture while retaining the flexibility to build the data centers that they want—adding storage, servers, and switches as needed. FlexPod supports TCSG’s Ellucian Banner student information system and its Cisco Unified Communications System, and it provides an optimal platform for schools that deploy virtual desktop infrastructure.

About this Customer

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The Technical College System of Georgia (TCSG) consists of 22 colleges, 85 campuses, and 600 program options. TCSG is ranked 11th in the United States among community colleges and has a 99% job placement rate. The system of colleges is united by a common goal to build literate and economically strong communities and businesses.

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