Case Study – North Carolina Public School

The Network Team has completed several projects for a school system in NC, including a move to Virtual Desktops and Cisco Borderless Networking.

The public county school system, located in the rural mountains of western North Carolina, serves 2,600 students.  The system has three early childhood education centers, four elementary schools, one middle school, and one early college/high school.

This school system chose Citrix desktop virtualization due, in part, to requirements from the state for online testing, as well as severe budget cuts. Now, teachers and students can access their desktops and applications even from home.  The move also allowed the school system to extend the lifecycle for PC's and devices, as well as choose simpler devices, including thin devices which cost 2/3 less than conventional PCs.

The solution The Network Team put in place included HP blade servers, Microsoft Hyper-V in a clustered environment, and Citrix XenDesktop.  The solution is scalable, and will allow the school to meet state requirements for online testing.

The Network Team has worked with the school system’s Technology Director Paul Barilovits over the past several years.

“TNT has been an extremely valuable resource to our county schools as we have moved to enterprise class systems to build our 21st Century Unified Collaborative Educational System. We consider them to be trusted and fair. In addition to our network infrastructure, they have helped us migrate to an Active Directory structure and have helped us build and move to a Xen Desktop/Hyper V infrastructure that we rely as our core operations support.  We wish to acknowledge that if it were possible to assign a partner of record for our educational institution, we would not hesitate to assign these privileges to TNT."

The Network Team