The school’s datacentre is based on Dell PowerEdge Servers, and Dell EqualLogic Storage arrays and Dell Networking, providing the flexible infrastructure required to support new teaching environments. The IT team receives regular requests from teachers to test new software, and with the new infrastructure they can rapidly respond to those demands and quickly provision virtual servers and disk space on the fly. These virtual environments now can be created in a matter of minutes rather than days, freeing up time for the IT team and allowing teachers to access IT services much faster than was previously possible, encouraging them to test out new teaching methods. Additionally, using Dell KACE K1000 and K2000 Management Appliances, the IT team has automated many administrative processes such as software distribution and patching, which previously took days to complete. Updates can now automatically be scheduled during downtime, meaning that learning is uninterrupted and frees IT time for additional tasks that benefit the school and students.Quotes: “We wanted to create an IT environment, which was flexible, scalable and could rapidly respond to user demands,” said Lee Jepsen, networking manager at Noel-Baker School. “With Dell’s end-to-end solutions, we’re now providing the foundation to help teachers and students teach and learn in a far more effective way. We’ve automated and simplified many maintenance and administrative tasks, and created a high quality infrastructure which partners will also benefit from.” “The education sector has becoming increasingly reliant on technology to deliver next generation learning and teaching methods,” said Ken Harley, education sales director, Dell UK. “We’re working closely with educational organisations throughout the world to provide the technology they need to deliver the next generation of learning and improve student outcomes. Our efficient and cost-effective portfolio provides teachers and students with the tools needed to benefit from a truly personalised learning experience.”
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