JourneyEd.com is your partner in helping your school navigate the IT landscape in the ever changing world of technology. Whether you are looking for best practices in your particular educational market or want to get the best deal on prices we are here to assist. We work with an ever growing list of technology companies and providers and also provide dedicated account management to make your work not only easier, but also less expensive.
From strategy to support, IT managers are expected to do it all. Often they are the unsung heroes who fix problems, install software and use every means available to keep the servers up and running. Nowhere is this truer than on school campuses where aging infrastructures, dwindling budgets and the exploding use of mobile technology are the norm. Virtualization is proving to be the answer for many schools and colleges who operate with small IT staffs and limited budgets.
Consider these statistics:
60% of IT directors say cloud computing a priority
68% of all workloads now run on virtual machines
21% annual savings
Flexibility and scalability make virtualization very attractive, not to mention the cost savings for everything from hardware to electricity.
Virtualization Simplifies Management, Increases IT Efficiency
Server consolidation: consolidate hardware and increase utilization
Software-defined data center: virtualize, pool and automate all data center resources
Desktop virtualization: deliver secure virtual desktops as a managed service
Storage consolidation: combine server disks into a shared pool
Compute Share hardware resources across hosts.
Network Define priority access to network resources
Availability High availability and built-in replication
Automation Deploy and patch hosts in minutes
Management Centralize management of the entire virtualized platform
Security Eliminate anti-virus footprints in virtual machines.
Storage Migrate storage, eliminate virtual machine storage and I/O bottlenecks
Save time and money by consolidating more applications on fewer servers
Eliminate application downtime
Achieve high reliability and performance
Simplify and streamline management of the virtual environment
Today’s students want always-on access to Wi-Fi for a myriad of uses, such as homework, online exams, checking their work schedule, or connecting with others on Facebook. And, let’s not forget BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) which is growing in popularity from K-12 schools to colleges and universities.
“How do I get Connected?”
is likely to be a student’s first question when stepping onto campus.
90% of college students view Wi-Fi as an education essential
89% of high school students have smartphones
50% of 3-5 graders have smartphones
60% of administrators use wifi in class.
No Matter the Device, Seamless Connectivity Delivers Uninterrupted Learning
Onboard: Automatically provision any device easily and securely while mapping user or guest access to IT policies
Connect: Easily administer the network across campus or to remote locations with always-on wireless access points, controllers and software
Learn: Instantly access curricula and online resources to engage students and personalize learning
Single 80MHz channel architecture for the demands of 802.11ac
Onboarding tool automates BYOD provisioning
Context-aware channel layering delivers 2X the capacity
Stack access points ensure gigabit capacity and traffic isolation
Network Control manages transmission from device andaccess points
Connect and stay connected with equal access for all clients
Authenticate users based on identity, location, device and application
Virtual cell technology ensures seamless mobility
Dedicated channels deliver priority bandwidth for lectures or online exams
Wireless Intrusion Prevention protects data from attacks
Easy-to-deploy, reliable and cost-effective
Flexible Wi-Fi delivers maximum capacity for campuses and classrooms of all sizes
Coverage of classrooms, lecture halls, stadiums, outdoors and other areas
Automatic configuration of access points and user devices
Enables learning applications, such as, Apple environments and Microsoft Lync®
Prioritizes hi-quality video and voice with DPI classification technology
Intelligently manage each device’s connections by pooling, allocation and optimization
Minimizes IT administrator’s work even for networks supporting thousands of devices
Wireless Network Assessment
This comprehensive service enables our solution provider partners to ensure you have a reliable and secure wireless network. Assessments are available for several leading wireless vendors, our certified professionals will deliver a quality wireless network assessment.
Identify access-point performance, transmission rates, throughout and utilization
Increase network resiliency and reliability
Improve security posture
Detect signal bleed outside premises
Identify devices accessing the network, RF interference and EMI
Reduce cost of ownership
Mitigate risks by leveraging experienced and certified professionals