Enabling a 1:1 Initiative by Harnessing the Power of a Datacenter Migration
Installation of a custom networking solution with Dell EMC switches to support Crosby ISD’s data center migration
As a Dell EMC premiere partner, Logical Front has extensive experience as a systems integrator. Consequently, Crosby ISD reached out to their previous server migration and virtualization partner, Logical Front, to execute the data center migration. The project required long workdays and weekends to finish the project before the new school year. Amy Davis, director of technology, remarks, “We couldn’t have completed this project without Logical Front’s expertise and tireless work.”
Logical Front devised a networking solution with 90 Dell EMC network switches. The network supports 700 wireless access points across all campuses. Joey Hardwick, network manager at Crosby ISD, explains, “The Dell EMC N2048P switch is very easy to deploy and offers an excellent price-to-performance ratio. It’s our default in the data center, in every school and at the edge of the campuses.”
Per design, Crosby ISD was able to roll out their one-to-one mobile device initiative. The new network also improved app performance by 50% across the district.
We could never have completed this project without Logical Front’s expertise, guidance, and tireless work.
$60,000 of Annual Cost Savings
What the district didn’t anticipate was the benefits from increased network manageability. “We can now stack up to 24 network switches and manage configurations, firmware updates and troubleshooting centrally, which was not possible before.” Hardwick continues, “With 48 ports of Power-over-Ethernet Plus, we can expand and address performance issues at the same time. Dell EMC provides full assurance with a unique lifetime warranty. The equipment is extremely reliable. I don’t worry about it when I’m not here.”
Consequently, issues that used to take four hours now take less than an hour to resolve. Additionally, the networking solution reduced downtime by 60% and help-desk calls by 50%. As a result, the increased network manageability means $60,000 saved in support costs annually.
“Our new networking solution directly impacts the quality of learning, and helps us provide a better student experience,” says Davis.
Contact Logical Front to find out how you can increase your network manageability get help with your data center migration:
Dell EMC Networking N2000 Series 1GbE Layer 3
switches, Dell EMC Networking N4000 Series 10GbE Layer 3
SonicWall™ Network Security Appliance NSA 5600
700 wireless access points
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