Indianapolis Public Schools
Date : 01/04/2013
We have the flexibility to grow our virtual desktop initiative efficiently and cost-effectively while maintaining good performance with Dell Compellent.
Luther Bowens, Systems and Operations Manager, Information Technology Division, Indianapolis Public Schools, United States
ChallengeIndianapolis Public Schools needed high-performance storage to support virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) and scale to meet the needs of more than 30,000 students.
SolutionThe 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)