Willard Public Schools Celebrates Nearly a Decade of Scale Computing at the Heart of its Evolving IT Infrastructure Needs

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Missouri school district simplified its IT operations on Scale Computing’s innovative, easy to manage, hyperconverged platform, allowing it to evolve and grow as a trailblazer in the education space

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Scale Computing, a market leader in edge computing, virtualization and hyperconverged solutions, today announced Willard Public Schools, an award-winning public school system in Willard, Missouri, has been relying on Scale Computing HC3 since 2011 for its long-term, future-proofed IT infrastructure to power its educational institutions.

Located in Willard, Missouri, Willard Public Schools serves approximately 4,400 students across nine schools from grades K-12 and is committed to a “Future Ready” learning environment. To support that vision, the school district required a flexible and modern IT infrastructure. However, Willard Public Schools’ small IT team of eight struggled with supporting a wider diversification of the types of applications and needed IT infrastructure capable of keeping pace.

Following an initial implementation in 2011, Willard Public Schools decided to replace all of its remaining legacy infrastructure with Scale Computing, creating an all-in-one hyperconverged solution with maximum availability, ease of use and reliability. With HC3 as its IT foundation, Willard Public Schools has a future-proofed, efficient, high-performing IT infrastructure. Simplifying its entire IT infrastructure allows Willard’s IT team to focus on more strategic projects.

“With nine schools spread out across the district, we needed an IT infrastructure that didn’t require us to devote additional time or resources to manage the technology. With HC3, we found a solution that checked all the boxes and allowed our IT team to focus on more strategic projects. Not only is it self-healing and reliable, but it actually does what it says it will,” said Scott Wooldridge, technology director, Willard Public Schools. “We have relied on Scale Computing for nearly a decade, since it is affordable, reliable and scalable for our growing school district.”

Willard Public Schools has become increasingly more digital, requiring an affordable, efficient IT infrastructure, so that students can receive the best quality education. With HC3, Willard Public Schools is pre-positioned to take advantage of new technology in the future to continue providing its students with the best learning experience possible. The IT team now has its weekends back and no longer has to worry about downtime with HC3’s patented self-healing HyperCore™ technology, which identifies, reduces and corrects problems in real-time.

“Technological innovation in education is evolving rapidly, so students, teachers and administrative staff need a reliable, affordable IT infrastructure that is future-proofed for the long-term to keep pace with advancements,” said Jeff Ready, CEO and co-founder, Scale Computing. “By relying on Scale Computing for nearly a decade, Willard Public Schools is in a position to take advantage of new, innovative technologies as they’re released, in addition to scaling for future demands.”

With Scale Computing HC3, virtualization, edge computing, servers, storage and backup/disaster recovery have been brought into a single, easy-to-use platform. All of the components are built in, including the hypervisor, without the need for any third-party components or licensing. HC3 includes rapid deployment, automated management capabilities, and a single-pane-of-management, helping to streamline and simplify daily tasks, saving time and money.

For more information on Scale Computing HC3, visit: https://www.scalecomputing.com/hc3-virtualization-platform and for more information on HC3 and education, visit: https://www.scalecomputing.com/education.

About Scale Computing
Scale Computing is a leader in edge computing, virtualization, and hyperconverged solutions. Scale Computing HC3 software eliminates the need for traditional virtualization software, disaster recovery software, servers, and shared storage, replacing these with a fully integrated, highly available system for running applications. Using patented HyperCore™ technology, the HC3 self-healing platform automatically identifies, mitigates, and corrects infrastructure problems in real-time, enabling applications to achieve maximum uptime. When ease-of-use, high availability, and TCO matter, Scale Computing HC3 is the ideal infrastructure platform. Read what our customers have to say on Gartner Peer Insights, Spiceworks, TechValidate and TrustRadius.

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