Dell announces the successful deployment of holistic, end-to-end hardware and software solutions that enable San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) to further its mission of transforming lives through education. Dell plays a major role in ensuring that SBCSS consistently delivers the highest levels of educational services to more than 412,000 students and 17,000 teachers, administrators and staff across 33 elementary school districts with more than 500 school sites.
The ability to address the ever-present challenges in the California educational system are compounded by the county’s size, which covers 22,000 square miles, making it the largest county in the continental United States. Additionally, SBCSS is in the midst of four major initiatives, including a new funding model, the rollout of local control accountability plans as well as continued implementation of Common Core standards and Smarter Balance assessments. As a result, the county requires a robust, reliable and secure technology infrastructure to meet current and future needs.
“The implementation of new educational standards requires advanced hardware and software that support new ways to teach, learn and collaborate,” said Dave Hansen, general manager of sales, marketing and services for Dell Software. “By delivering a holistic mix of end-to-end solutions for the data center, network and classroom, Dell is helping San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools leverage leading-edge technology to address new teaching and assessment requirements.”
Dell’s end-to-end solutions enable SBCSS to effectively and affordably address data center challenges, ensuring the county has best-of-class server performance, storage scalability, network bandwidth and security– both inside its data center and across all schools and classrooms. The county chose to use Dell PowerEdge VRTX integrated server, storage, networking, and management solutions to augment and replace remote file servers at sites to get a much smaller server footprint and leverage VMware’s environment on top to provide greater benefits down the road. Additionally, SBCSS is evaluating Dell SecureWorks service to help enhance its network security policy. With Dell’s product portfolio, SBCSS can better address unfolding educational requirements and opportunities.