Milton Academy Accelerates and Simplifies IT With EchoStor, VMware, and NetApp
Milton Academy is a coeducational independent preparatory, boarding, and day school in Milton. Their challenges is to improve performance and reliability to support the rigorous IT needs of students, parents, faculty, and staff, institute an energy- and cost-efficient IT infrastructure to reduce desktop, server, and storage costs, simplify server and storage management and establish a comprehensive disaster recovery strategy. Milton Academy chose NetApp to overcome these challenge. They deployed EchoStor to assess, specify, implement, and support an end-to-end virtual server and storage infrastructure, use VMware to virtualize servers for greater efficiency and easy administration. This resulted in Consolidation of 75 physical servers down to 10 ESX hosts and 55 virtual machines and tripled storage capacity from 12 TB to 40 TB and enabled easy scalability.