Northwest Mississippi Community College
Date : 9/1/2012
Someone once told me that when you spend money buying things for the college, think of it as your own money. I’ve always tried to do that, and I can see that our virtual desktop infrastructure initiative with Dell is going to save us money.
Amy Latham, Director of Management Information Systems, Northwest Mississippi Community College, United States
ChallengeSwitching out level-1 computer labs every two years was costly and painful for desktop support staff and providing break/fix services for desktops across three campuses left little time for higher-value projects.
SolutionThe college undertook both server virtualization and desktop virtualization using Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers with Intel® Xeon® processors, Dell FX-100 zero clients, VMware® vSphere™ and VMware View™ software, and Dell EqualLogic™ iSCSI SANs.
Benefits• 48 percent savings in capital expenditures for new desktops
• 50 percent savings in time required for desktop support
• Almost twice as many virtual desktops hosted by Dell PowerEdge M620 blades
• 26 percent less time for user login