Case Study: Esher College Dell EMC Storage & Network Upgrade

Education Sector Case Study EqualLogic to Compellent Migration and Network Upgrade

Since upgrading their storage and networking environment the College has reported a massive four-fold increase in performance instantly.

Esher College is a sixth form college with around 1,900 full time students located in Thames Ditton, Surrey. With the increase in data rich education courses, including video editing and music production, the College’s legacy Dell EqualLogic PS Storage and networking environment was causing the College to experience capacity and performance issues.

The College needed to find a solution to immediately alleviate the daily management headache that they were experiencing and required a solution that that could easily scale in the future to accommodate growth.

The Dell solution supplied by Krome included Dell Edge and Core Networking, along with a new Dell SC5020 Storage array with 40TB of raw storage, with the College currently using just over half of the available space. As the academic year progresses the data requirements will increase, the College now has a solution that will simply scale as and when required without any disruption, downtime or performance issues.

Esher College

“Krome were our natural partner of choice for this project, we’ve had a trusted relationship with Krome for many years now. We work closely with our account manager on our goals for the next 12 months and Krome help us to achieve them. Every experience dealing with Krome has been a positive one they have a great team of people and experts.” IT Director, Esher College

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