Date Added: Oct 2009
Like many schools, Barrie, Ontario-based Georgian College must serve a demanding community of IT-savvy students and teachers while keeping costs down. They wanted to meet the increased server demand in an overcrowded data center. Georgian College chose VMware to overcome these challenges. They implemented VMware software which adds virtual instead of physical machines, processing the workload of 25 physical servers with less than half that number. The results of deploying VMware were doing the work of 25 servers on just 12, hardware cost avoidance of over 50 percent, greatly simplified network management, reduced power and cooling costs for a greener data center and virtual partitioning lets students and faculty set up the computing environments they need without impacting others.