K-12 school districts in the United States are in unprecedented times. With digital offerings expanding for students, teachers, and staff and remote learning in motion, modern technology infrastructure is imperative.
School districts of all sizes rely on data centers as the backbone of their technology infrastructure. Losing access to the network and systems that keep the district functioning is not an option. Centralized data centers may be changing in size due to hyperconvergence and/or the implementation of distributed networks providing computing closer to users in different school buildings, classrooms, and even across multiple school districts. In some districts, computing is already residing in IT closets and single-server racks at the edge paving the way for more opportunities to use innovations like augmented and virtual reality.
Leading Edge Design Group (LEDG) provides data center services to K-12 schools in the Greater Philadelphia region to help their IT leaders keep data centers and edge computing humming. We have helped districts like Lower Merion, Downington, Lancaster, Philadelphia, and a charter school in the region with data center UPS installs, upgrades, and replacements and cooling improvements.
No matter what the future holds for classroom experiences, the technology infrastructure at K-12 school districts is more critical than ever. Reviewing equipment, storage, virtualization, cloud options, power, and cooling for improvements and modernization now can well prepare you for the next school year and beyond.