At Center Grove, Virtualization Enhances Educational Excellence
School district rolls out plan to virtualize 2,400 desktops, adding sustainability, manageability and cost cutting. People move to White River Township, Indiana - a community of just more than 35,000 people, located 20 minutes south of downtown Indianapolis - just for the quality of the schools. Their main challenge is to provide cost-effectively support Center Grove goals of providing high-quality education to 21st century students. VMware implemented virtualized desktops to provide robust, stable computing resources to more students and teachers cost-effectively and without overtaxing IT resources. This resulted in repurposing 460 old desktops as virtual clients extends computing resources to students, without requiring a capital investment of $325,000 and desktop life cycles used to be four to five years; now they're seven to eight.