CDI Partners with Exinda to Improve Digital Learning Experience

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The newly announced partnership will provide technology solutions to help K-12 and higher education networks control recreational internet use, conserve valuable bandwidth and avoid costly network upgrades.

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Our partnership with CDI will help educational institutions guarantee that the most important applications always have the bandwidth they need to make digital learning possible

CDI Computer Dealers, the largest refurbisher of technology equipment to education in North America, and Exinda - creators of Exinda Network Orchestrator, the industry’s first WAN (Wide Area Network) Orchestration Solution, are proud to announce a partnered campaign designed to empower the educators in K-12 and higher education to deliver quality Internet experience to students and teachers.

The partnership comes as CDI, a company serving the education sector for the last 19 years, continues to expand its umbrella of IT infrastructure offerings. Exinda will now introduce its innovative WAN orchestration approach as a key supplement to the CDI product line, enabling educational institutes to optimize K-12 and campus network usage by protecting valuable bandwidth. Exinda Network Orchestrator solution monitors Internet and application traffic and allows for bandwidth allocation by school, user, group and time of day, eliminating wasteful consumption.

“One of the critical challenges faced in schools and universities is the recreational traffic generated by sites like YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Bit Torrent and many others,” said John Babcock, Vice President of IT Infrastructure at CDI. “This undesired traffic steals bandwidth from critical applications, leading to slow response times and diminished productivity. The school districts are forced to prematurely upgrade bandwidth and invest in higher capacity networks thus taxing school budgets. The WAN orchestration solution, which now CDI will provide in collaboration with Exinda, will help schools and universities to precisely tackle this challenge,” Babcock concluded.

“As technology in the classroom evolves, the challenge of delivering a quality Internet experience to teachers and students becomes more difficult,” said Michael Sharma, CEO of Exinda. “Our partnership with CDI will help educational institutions guarantee that the most important applications always have the bandwidth they need to make digital learning possible.”

About CDI
CDI is the leading provider of technology-based solutions to the North American education market. CDI delivers a powerful value proposition to budget-conscious institutions by providing brand name products at a significant discount to the cost of new equipment, along with the longest warranties in the industry. CDI’s product line includes PCs, notebooks, tablets, servers, telecommunication tools, and other technology equipment. The company holds ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications, and processes more than one million I.T. assets annually. CDI has over 400 employees and relationships with more than 10,000 education, government, healthcare, and private clients across the United States and Canada. For more information on CDI, please visit the company’s website.

About Exinda
Exinda is a leading global supplier of WAN solutions that enable organizations to assure a predictable user experience for strategic business applications through policy-based WAN Orchestration. Exinda solutions intelligently allocate network bandwidth and optimize traffic based on the priorities of the business. The company has helped more than 3,500 organizations in over 80 countries worldwide assure application performance, improve the end-user experience, contain recreational applications and reduce network operating costs for the IT executive. Learn more at http://www.exinda.com.

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