College of the Ozarks Customer Page





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The College of the Ozarks had a virtual infrastructure that was at the end of its current hardware lifecycle and in need of a refresh. Issues around storage, compute and hypervisor caused delays and finger pointing when working through support issues.  A partial implementation of another hyper-converged solution did not meet expectations. Dell EMC’s Converged Platforms and Solutions came to the rescue by replacing the existing infrastructure with three VxRail Appliances. As a result, the customer has seen decreased incidents of downtime from two/three a week to zero. Also, a drastic decrease of backend storage latency has increased productivity in campus suite software as well as website responsiveness, email, and other software. The time saved has been used to work on other automation projects, which directly feed back into the VxRail environment.  This Dell EMC solution has saved the college nearly $400,000, a saving that will lift the spirit of any IT director.

"There is one place I need to go to and point the storage at because it's already defined."

— Frankie Youngblood, Systems and Security Administrator, College of the Ozarks