NetApp and United Data Technologies Optimize MDCPS IT Infrastructure

For Miami-Dade County Public School teachers to efficiently run their classrooms, they need access to a myriad of applications, which do everything from grading to assigning homework. These applications are accessed by teachers, students, parents, and volunteers on a constant basis, so having the system go down was simply not an option.

As a partner with MDCPS for many years, United Data Technologies (UDT) presented the school district with a viable solution: NetApp. Working with a NetApp flash solution proved to be cost-effective for the district, and ensured that IT could make changes without impacting user experience. Through the implementation, all the users from the school district could access their data from anywhere using desktops, tablets, and laptops.

“There were major issues every time grade reporting came around, because 20,000 teachers would be hitting the same application at the same time, doing the same type of tasks with different records,” says Paul Smith, District Director of Technical Services and Data Security at Miami-Dade County Public Schools. “The minute we moved these databases to NetApp AFF, all of our I/O problems cleared up.”

UDT is dedicated to providing their education clients with the latest in technology to create connected student environments.

To read the full case study, please visit the NetApp website.

About Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Established in 1885, the Miami-Dade County Public School District in Florida has 345,000 students and more than 40,000 employees across 392 schools. It is the largest school district in Florida and the fourth largest district in the United States.

About NetApp
NetApp is the data authority for hybrid cloud. We provide a full range of hybrid cloud data services that simplify management of applications and data across cloud and on-premises environments to accelerate digital transformation. Together with our partners, we empower global organizations to unleash the full potential of their data to expand customer touchpoints, foster greater innovation and optimize their operations. For more information, visit www.netapp.com. #DataDriven