HGTC is Case Study Example for IT in Higher Education
HGTC Graduates to Nutanix and Lenovo to Enable New Applications and Solutions.
Horry-Georgetown Technical College (HGTC) recently modernized its datacenter with the implementation of Nutanix and Lenovo – a hyperconverged solution for increased application performance and the deployment of a new management system previously unavailable for the College.
HGTC’s aging legacy environment consisted of over a dozen HP servers located at the college’s primary datacenter, with two additional blades at each of the college’s two satellite offices.
“We had constant hardware failures and latency issues with all of the aging servers and storage systems,” said Terry Quaresimo, Director of Enterprise Systems at HGTC. “We were getting calls from our end users nearly every day, complaining about the lag in our student applications and core Banner ERP system and its underlying Oracle database. Unfortunately, our legacy infrastructure was no longer able to meet the demands of our students, faculty, and administrators.”
HGTC has been able to consolidate all infrastructure from its three separate locations into the one main datacenter in Conway. In addition to saving on facility costs, the consolidation also allows for more productivity for the IT team. With one datacenter, bandwidth usage is reduced and data transfer between sites is completely eliminated.
“We now have a very solid technical platform that’s easy to deploy and simple to maintain,” said HGTC Vice President of Information Technology, John Dove. “We have significantly reduced the proposed upgrade budget while increasing application reliability and performance.”
HGTC employees and students have been extremely satisfied with the performance of the new system. As a result of the successful upgrade for the College, HGTC was featured in a case study recently published by Nutanix.
“HGTC is proud to modernize all of our IT infrastructure, improve application reliability and performance, and ease ongoing management, all while saving the College money,” said HGTC President, Dr. Marilyn M. Fore.