Microsoft Azure Stack HCI solutions for education

Many educational institutions are turning to Microsoft hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) as a foundation for their data centers. With HCI, IT administrators are able to use industry-standard servers with local-attached drives to create highly available, highly scalable software-defined storage at a fraction of the cost of traditional SAN or NAS arrays.

With a DataON solution for Azure Stack HCI, IT administrators are able to:

  • Meet tight budgets with deep discounts on Microsoft Windows Server Datacenter edition licenses and eliminating expensive VMware monthly fees
  • Easily scale up by adding additional server nodes as storage needs increase
  • Get better resiliency and performance at nearly half the cost of a SAN
  • Get up and running quickly and reliably with a Microsoft-validated on-premises solution, making it easy to start using Azure monitoring, backup and site recovery, and a cloud witness

From affordable DataON Kepler 2-node solutions to larger 3+ node solutions, DataON has the right solution for your school district or university.

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IT Hero Blog: Making the change to a Microsoft HCI

Matt Roper is the Facilitator of Technology Support Services in the Office of Technology & Information Services for Cherokee County School District. Matt shares his story about making the change from VMware to a Microsoft hyper-converged infrastructure.

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Customer story: Cherokee County School District

Cherokee County School District consolidated its HR, payroll, student information and student registration systems onto a Microsoft and DataON hyper-converged system, increasing performance and capacity while cutting costs.

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Customer story: Washington State University

Washington State University’s Enrollment IT upgraded to a Microsoft and DataON hyper-converged infrastructure to handle its heavy workloads, with virtual machines, SQL servers file shares, SharePoint servers and more.

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Transform critical data-centric workloads with DataON solutions powered by Intel technologies

DataON leverages 2nd generation Intel® Xeon® Scalable processors with new Intel® Optane™ SSD and DC Persistent Memory, and Intel® NVMe and SSD flash storage to deliver unparalleled performance in the data center for today’s workloads.

In addition, DataON and Intel have collaborate to create Intel® Select Solutions for Azure Stack HCI and SQL Server. Intel® Select Solutions eliminate guesswork with rigorously benchmark tested and verified solutions optimized for real-world performance.

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