Lone Star College System Virtualizes 14 Campus Datacenters, Slashes IT Costs and Improves Disaster Recovery

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Executive Summary

Lone Star College System (LSCS) is a publicly funded two-year community college located in Houston, Texas. LSCS is currently the largest institution of higher education in the greater Houston area and third largest community college system in Texas. College enrollment was ramping quickly at LSCS, up from 45,000 students In 2005 to more than 85,000 today. As a result LSCS was facing several significant IT challenges. Each of the college's six campuses was running as an autonomous technology site. In addition to its five main campuses, LSCS's IT team was supporting eight smaller satellite centers that needed access to the college data but either couldn't afford or didn't require their own datacenters. Before choosing VMware, the Technical Services team, evaluated several other industry virtualization solutions.

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