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Do School Districts Need Their Own Data Centers Anymore?

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Do school districts need their own data centers anymore? My school district has a multi-million dollar data center to support 41 buildings, 21,000 students and over 4,000 faculty and staff. Above is just two of the 10 racks in the data center.

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3 Steps for Optimizing Your School’s Closet-Sized Data Center

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By Joel Snyder Your data center may be confined to a small space, but that doesn’t mean it can’t operate at the highest level of efficiency. Data Center Data Center Optimization Storage Virtualization

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Guided Tour of a Google Data Center - very interesting

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Google has some very cool data centers. It''s also a great learning resource to discuss energy, environment, data, technology and security. The data center campuses are very secure, with very limited access. The video below is a guided tour of one.

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How a Modular Data Center Adds Flexibility, IT Capacity to K–12 Districts

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By Calvin Hennick ‘Data Centers in a Box’ are making their way into the K–12 sector, allowing schools to power their IT systems without new construction.

4 Steps to Improving Efficiency and Reducing Costs in K–12 IT Environments

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Data Center Data Center Optimization Server VirtualizationBy George Mitchell Districts can respond to financial pressures by following these simple solutions.

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4 Perks of Creating a Flexible Wireless Network

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Data Center Network Monitoring Network Optimization NetworkingBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez A scalable and easy-to-manage system helps an Illinois district flourish.

VMware Unlocks Chromebook's Online Testing Potential with DaaS Solution

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Classroom Data Center Networking Online Learning Virtual MachinesFrank Smith The virtualization software giant stepped in to help Pearson’s testing environment and Chromebooks to join forces.

Improved State Leadership and More Fiber Connectivity Mark the Future of School Internet

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Access Points Data Center Fibre Channel Networking Wi-FiBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez While the digital divide has lessened, there is more work to be done to connect students to learning opportunities.

5 Tech Trends that Could Supercharge Education in 2016

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Big Data Bring Your Own Device Business Intelligence Classroom Data Center Digital Content Internet Management Mobility Network Monitoring STEMFrank Smith The technologies of tomorrow are already making headway into education, and others are poised for mass distribution in 2016.

5 Steps to Enhance School Network Security

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Business Intelligence Data Center Hardware Networking Security SoftwareBy Steve Zurier Expert offers five tips to defend against hackers and other breaches.

Districts Aren’t Cool with Overheated Networking Equipment

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By Wylie Wong IT pros keep data centers humming with the latest UPS and cooling technologies. Data Center Power and Cooling

Schools Move Toward Software-Defined Data Centers

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Data Center Server Virtualization Storage Virtualization By Steve Zurier District IT managers say this form of virtualization will save money and add efficiencies, freeing IT to focus more on applications.

Districts Shift to Manage Data Effectively

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By Alan Joch Schools use new strategies for data management, including solid-state storage and data deduplication. Backup Data Center Deduplication Digital Storage

Solid Backup Plan Best Defense Against Ransomware at Schools

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Antimalware Backup Data Center Digital Storage SecurityFrank Smith More districts are being attacked by malware intrusions, and some are fighting back.

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Virtualization Aids Disaster Recovery and Saves Money and Space

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By Tommy Peterson Other real benefits include access and uptime for the data center and network services. Backup Backup and Recovery Data Center Disaster Recovery Server Virtualization Storage Virtualization

Google Addresses the Future of Chromebooks

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Cloud Cloud apps Continuity of Operations Data Center Hardware Operating Systems SoftwareBy EdTech Staff Amid rumors of change, Google explains why ChromeOS isn't going anywhere.

Cloud-Powered SQL Gives Districts New Advantages

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Cloud Data CenterBy Adam Bertram Option offers speed, scalability and lower costs for schools.

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Technology and Management Policies Protect Chromebooks

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Classroom Data Center Digital Content Hardware Notebooks Security Solid State DrivesBy Wylie Wong When devices go off school grounds, administrators need to make sure they stay secure.

Why Strategic Tech Abandonment Is Key to Moving Forward

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Budgeting Data Center Management Procurement By Chad A. Stevens, Ph.D. Sometimes the only way to make progress is to leave something behind.

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Schools Face Security Risks as End of Support for SQL Server 2005 Looms

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Data Center Database Software Hardware Servers SoftwareBy Phil Goldstein, D. Frank Smith Microsoft will end security support for SQL Server 2005 in April 2016, and schools must prepare to upgrade.

5 Tips to Successfully Implement Disaster Recovery

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By Neil Bright When disaster hits, DRaaS protects data and returns operations to normal. Backup and Recovery Business Continuity Continuity of Operations Data Center Disaster Recovery Storage Management

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3 Reasons to Start School Year Paperless with Adobe's Document Cloud

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Classroom Cloud Cloud apps Cloud Storage Curriculum Data Center Digital Content Digital Storage Mobile Apps Mobile Operating Systems MobilityFrank Smith Adobe's latest update to its Document Cloud can ease the stress of entering a world of paper.

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Review: Tripp Lite SRCOOL12K Keeps Small Spaces Cool

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Data Center Hardware Power and Cooling Power and Cooling DevicesBy John Breeden II Hardware options boost cooling power and energy efficiency in small server rooms.

Making Technology Integral to the Construction Plan

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Data Center Funding Hardware Management Power ManagementBy Heather B. Hayes Think strategically about technology when planning for new and updated school buildings.

School IT Leaders Share Strategies on Defending Against DDoS Attacks

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Data Center IP Security Network Monitoring Security Threat PreventionBy Wylie Wong When students create cybermischief to derail online testing, these schools fight back.

Hyperconvergence and SDN Help K–12 Districts Shed Late-Bloomer Image

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Data Center Hyperconvergence Software-Defined Data Center Virtual MachinesBy Alan Joch IT managers share lessons that can help others in education ensure the success of their modernization efforts.

Dueling Desktop Showdown: DaaS vs. VDI

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Data Center Desktop Software Virtual Machines By Robert Springer Learn how desktops as a service and virtual desktop infrastructure compare and where they fit best.

8 Steps to Consider When Upgrading a School District Network

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Data Center Mobility Networking Power and CoolingFrank Smith Keeping one step ahead of network troubles requires a solid plan. Learn a few tips from a K–12 networking expert in EdTech's latest webinar.

Adams 12 Network Upgrade Puts District in a Class of its Own

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Data Center Mobility Networking Power Management Wi-Fi WirelessBy Melissa B. Tamberg Meeting Common Core objectives was just the beginning for the district’s technology improvements.

Migration Plans Ramp Up as the Release of SQL Server 2016 Nears

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Data Center Data Center Optimization Software UpgradesBy Meg Conlan With Microsoft’s latest software just over the horizon, SQL Server 2005 holdouts need to finalize plans for phasing out the unsupported software. .

Busting Myths About WAN Optimization

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Data Center Network Optimization Networking Wide Area Networks By Joel Snyder Learn what performance, visibility and control can bring to networks. .

Facebook, Summit Schools Work Together to Make Classrooms More Personal

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Classroom Curriculum Data CenterBy Melissa Delaney Continuous improvement is at the heart of personalized learning plans for Summit Schools and Facebook's partnership.

Smashing Data Storage Records

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Data Center Digital Storage Storage ManagementBy Steve Zurier Researchers develop 5D glass disc storage media that can survive billions of years.

Are You Ready for the End of SQL Server 2005?

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Compliance Data Center ManagementBy Ryan Petersen The end of support for Microsoft SQL Server 2005 is coming in April.

School Finds 'Snapshot' Backup Solution for Virtual Machines

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Backup Data Center Database Software Disaster Recovery SoftwareBy Steve Zurier District IT departments look for tools that integrate with virtualization software. .

Review: Veeam Speeds Recovery While Securing Data

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Backup and Recovery Data Center Digital Storage Server Virtualization SoftwareBy Logan G. Harbaugh Veeam brings backup and replication together in a single solution for VMware vSphere and Microsoft Hyper-V virtual environments.

Review: Acronis Backup to Cloud Quickly Restores Data, Minimizes Downtime

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Backup Continuity of Operations Data Center Deduplication Disaster Recovery Hosted Storage Storage Management TapeBy John Breeden II Schools can rest easy knowing that their information is being automatically saved to the cloud with the Acronis toolset.

Review: Cisco HyperFlex Provides Same Ease as Virtualization

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By John Breeden II Hyperconverged infrastructure brings cloudlike functionality to in-house data centers. Cloud Hardware Infrastructure as a Service Networking Software

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Tips for Migrating to Microsoft SQL Server 2014

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By Russell Smith Follow this advice to move data from an existing server to a new one. Data Center Database Software Software

5 Certifications Data Center Professionals Can Use to Soar

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By Wendy McMahon Certifications help data center professionals advance their careers and fill high-need roles. Management Professional Development