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SOESD / Learning Matters / Newsletter Archive / January 2008 / VMWare Saves Districts Time and Money

VMWare Saves Districts Time and Money

SOESD helped install VMWare virtualization software in 40% of districts in our region during the 2006-2007 school year. VMWare saves districts time and money, by reducing the number of physical servers used. VMware helps provide uninterrupted services by monitoring server processes and replacing a failed virtual server with another virtual server, automatically. Previously, another physical server, software and support efforts would have been required to accomplish the same thing. You can read more about the benefits of VMWare at www.vmware.com/overview/why.html.

SOESD's servers need to be up and running 24x7 to host critical services for districts, including email, web, and student information systems. After considerable research and discussion, SOESD installed VMWare in its computer data center in early 2006 along with a high capacity Storage Area Network, backup power via our natural gas generator, and increased power and cooling capacity. Due to the system's high redundancy, fault tolerance and backup power, critical services are almost always available, even in the event of hardware failure or power outage.

To assist districts with implementing VMWare, SOESD coordinated presentations by manufacturers and ESD staff. Computer Information Services then assisted with recommendations regarding acquisition, and installed or assisted with the installation of VMWare systems in five component districts this past year: Central Point, Grants Pass, Klamath City, Phoenix-Talent, and Rogue River.




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