• University transforms it with hybrid cloud and converged

    University of San Diego modernizes IT with flash-optimized VxBlock System and VxRail for 100% availability, better service and value.

    The challenge for many higher education institutions is how to best transform IT to ensure availability, enhance responsiveness and foster innovation. USD began its successful IT transformation in 2012 by deploying its first Vblock System as a “data center-in-a-box” to run hundreds of educational and business applications.

    The Vblock System greatly decreased rollout time for new systems, while improving its agility to respond more quickly to customer requests. By using its Vblock System, USD also slashed its implementation costs by 50% and reduced ongoing operational costs by cutting power consumption and cooling expenses.

    USD continued their IT transformation in 2016 with the modernization and implementation of its new VxBlock System and VxRail Appliance. USD is continuing to transform IT and enjoy further benefits including:

    • Easy connections to any public cloud or another private cloud with innovative hybrid cloud solutions enabled by Dell EMC solutions.

    • Spinning up Virtual Machines on the VxRail Appliance in 15 minutes at its Phoenix, AZ backup site to deliver the resilience to prevent major disruptions, before they occur.

    • Freeing the IT team to focus on innovation and value, rather than on simply keeping the lights on.



    USD is a world-class higher Education Experience business supported by a world-class IT infrastructure – and Dell EMC is at the heart of that.”

    Mike Somerville, NISS Manager – Systems Support & Chief Cloud Evangelist, USD

    Dell EMC VxBlock System 350 and Hyper-converged VxRail Appliance

    VxBlock System 350 supports USD’s 4 campus data centers, with a hyper-converged Dell EMC VxRail Appliance covering its disaster avoidance site in Phoenix.

    For the same cost, USD can now run 4x as many solutions as it could using the AWS public cloud. This allows customers to use technology without thinking about it, as data moves quickly at up to 10 Gbps, and user access is 1 Gbps.

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  • Transform IT and drive real results.

    Just as USD modernized IT with hyper-converged appliances to build a platform for hybrid cloud and foster innovation, it’s likely the digital economy is requiring your organization to transform IT to meet customer demands. Look for turnkey hyper-converged solutions like VxRail to start your IT Transformation. With winning converged, hyper-converged, cloud, server and storage solutions from Dell EMC and powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, you can transform IT, accelerate innovation, and deliver real results.

    Learn more by downloading the University of San Diego case study

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