Challenge
Indianapolis Public Schools needed high-performance storage to support virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and scale to meet the needs of more than 30,000 students.
Solution
The district deployed a Dell Compellent storage area network (SAN) with solid-state drives (SSDs) to host student virtual desktops and ensure good performance. Perpetual software licensing made the solution a cost-effective option.
Benefits
• 4-fold reduction in hardware costs for desktop computing, saving $2 million every refresh cycle
• $140,000 annual savings in support costs for desktop computing
• 10 seconds or less for virtual desktops to load
• 80 percent less rack space needed for storage to support virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)