Budgets are often tight in public education — even in a large district. Brevard Public Schools is the tenth largest school district in the state of Florida, with 73,000 students in 100 schools, and was no stranger to budget restraints. Existing servers and storage performance were so slow that teachers were not allowed to store video on the school systems.

With a new sales tax, the district had the opportunity to improve its technology with a clear path. Server and storage consolidation and virtualization could reduce costs and simplify management. The result? Where many schools previously ran seven or eight servers, most now require only one. Systems can now run advanced software and provide more individualized learning — to all students.

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