We needed someone we could work with, one firm that could understand our strategy, and could help us execute a flexible, multi-year plan. That partner was PBG Networks.
Bellmawr, NJ (Vocus) October 26, 2010
Bellmawr, NJ October 20, 2010 -- Faced with escalating IT requirements and diminishing IT resources, Beth Kercado, Technology Coordinator at Milltown Public Schools (in Milltown, NJ), realized the need to implement a more economical – and more manageable – virtual IT infrastructure.
Beginning in December 2007, Ms. Kercado developed a long-term plan to gradually transition Milltown schools from a conventional desktop environment to one featuring the latest thin client terminals. (As of July 2010, Milltown has built a new Media Center and deployed more than 30 thin clients.)
According to Ms. Kercado, one of the keys to Milltown’s success was finding a systems integration partner capable of managing the acquisition, installation, and testing of virtual data center components. “We needed someone we could work with, one firm that could understand our strategy, and could help us execute a flexible, multi-year plan. That partner was PBG Networks.”
The Plan – which is still in progress – leverages best-of-breed solutions from providers such as:
- NetApp for enterprise-class storage with superior data replication and disaster recovery capabilities.
- VMware for virtual machine architecture that divorces school systems and applications from the underlying hardware.
- Ericom for distributing systems and applications to remote locations.
- Wyse for lean, energy-efficient, long-life thin client terminals.
With the basic infrastructure in place, Milltown will continue to build out its thin client portfolio, replacing aging desktop units as they approach end of life.
Scott Brousseau, SVP and CTO of PBG Networks, believes that “Continuing innovation in the virtual sphere will lead to greater functionality, reliability, and affordability, even facilitating a possible move to cloud computing.”
In these tough economic times, Milltown officials are pleased with the progress of Ms. Kercado’s virtualization initiative, and confident they can satisfy the computing needs of district students, teachers, and administrators, both now and in the future.
Scott Brousseau, SVP & CTO, PBG Networks
Phone: 856-931-1604 x111
Beth Kercado, Technology Consultant
Steven Bowden, District Technology Coordinator, Milltown Public Schools
About PBG Networks:
Founded in 1996, PBG Networks is a systems integration firm specializing in virtualization and storage technologies and serving the Education and Healthcare sectors. For more information, please contact PBG Networks at 1.877.724.4620 or e-mail us at info(at)pbgnetworks.com.