Blackboard — Hardware Infrastructure for Learning Management Systems

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Learning management solutions have the potential to greatly enhance communications between students and faculty. Assuring that your campus can take advantage of this innovative technology requires a proven learning management software suite and a reliable backend IT infrastructure. Dell’s partnership with Blackboard, a leading provider of learning management software, provides campuses with dynamic resources to help take course management installations to the next level.

The Blackboard Learn™ platform helps to provide a foundation for engaging and assessing your learners inside and beyond a classroom. The Blackboard Learn platform is comprised of Internet-enabled tools and resources that help colleges and universities of all sizes improve student engagement and, in turn, maximize the teaching and learning experience. Dell’s enterprise technology solutions, including PowerEdge™ servers and EqualLogic™ storage, create the ideal technology foundation to support Blackboard Learn installations. Designed to be cost-effective and to easily scale, the Dell|Blackboard reference architecture helps minimize IT complexity and maximize the overall learning experience.

Blackboard-on-Dell Solutions for your Campus

Dell, Blackboard, Citrix, and Quest have come together to define a scalable reference architecture that takes advantage of today’s latest technologies to support a rich online learning or distance learning model while offering superior performance and scalability as well as predictable service levels. The Dell reference architecture for Blackboard Learn™ is a blueprint for successfully optimizing the deployment and management of Blackboard software on Dell servers and storage. It identifies key system components and best practices that are required to achieve high service levels and scalability along with efficient IT operations. Download white paper.

Dell, Blackboard, and Quest Software recently embarked on a project to optimize Blackboard Academic Suite software for Windows and SQL Server. The joint efforts have resulted in significantly greater scalability as well as simplified management, enabling customers to run large campus implementations on a cost-effective infrastructure. Download white paper.

Learn more about how the Dell|Blackboard partnership and technology solutions can help your campus maximize the learning experience in this informative brochure. Download brochure.

Download the Dell|Blackboard|Intel white paper for a comprehensive look at the complete reference architecture, build on Dell PowerEdge servers. Download white paper.

Blackboard Managed Hosting Solutions on Dell Hardware

Dell and Blackboard Managed Hosting™ (formerly Blackboard ASP) also partner to provide a reliable solution without on-site Blackboard Learn deployments. Read the Dell|Blackboard Managed Hosting case study and learn how Dell helps Blackboard deliver a 99.7% availability guarantee to Blackboard Managed Hosting customers.

Read more about Blackboard Managed Hosting solution and learn how other campuses have benefited from this high-performance offering.


Blackboard course management solutions built on scalable, reliable hardware from Dell helps maximize the campus learning experience.

About Blackboard

Blackboard Inc. (Nasdaq: BBBB) is a global leader in enterprise technology and innovative solutions that improve the experience of millions of students and learners around the world every day. Blackboard's solutions allow thousands of higher education, K-12, professional, corporate, and government organizations to extend teaching and learning online, facilitate campus commerce and security, and communicate more effectively with their communities. Founded in 1997, Blackboard is headquartered in Washington, D.C., with offices in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia.


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