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Education Infrastructure Challenges
Technology-enabled education is advancing quickly. School IT infrastructure needs to keep pace with new strategies and solutions that enable the future of education
Increased Technology Dependence
Use of technology in education has evolved rapidly since computers and tablets were first introduced and schools today are growing more dependent on IT both in the classroom and remotely. Students and teachers rely on IT systems, devices and networks for learning remote education. Education facilities are also increasingly deploying Internet of Things (IoT) devices to enhance security, improve climate control, and reduce energy consumption.
Aging Facilities, Minimal On-Site Support
Education quality shouldn’t be dependent on facility age, but older buildings present challenges when introducing new solutions. In addition, centralized IT staff can be stretched thin traveling from school to school to deal with technology issues. Today’s IT infrastructure can compensate for many facility issues through solutions such as integrated rack systems that create a temperature-controlled and physically secure environment for IT equipment. A variety of remote monitoring solutions enable centralized management of IT and infrastructure systems to reduce travel by IT staff, increase uptime, and speed troubleshooting.
The Next Wave
From virtual reality to smart boards and esports gaming, new technologies are being introduced to enhance the student and teacher experience. These new technologies bring new power requirements that legacy systems might not be able to handle. Without proper protection, these systems are vulnerable to power issues such as surges and sags that would otherwise be unnoticeable. Today’s schools need to be prepared to efficiently protect classroom, administrative, and facility electronics from power-related disruptions.
Vertiv Solution to Education IT Challenges
Power Protection Solutions
Whether you’re protecting technology systems with a distributed or centralized protection strategy, robust and scalable uninterruptible power supplies (UPS) are the backbone of the education network. They help maintain continuity and prevent equipment damage by providing clean, uninterrupted power to your systems.
Vertiv™ UPS solutions are built to maximize the flexibility, scalability, and efficiency of education IT management. They provide excellent runtimes through the internal, hot-swappable battery and can be configured with external batteries to support longer runtimes. Our runtime calculator will help you configure batteries for your system.
The Vertiv™ Liebert® GXT5 UPS is an online double conversion UPS solution which offers premium power outage protection and continuous power conditioning in a compact and flexible deployment system. Our line-interactive Vertiv™ Edge Lithium-Ion UPS provides both power conditioning and battery backup to critical IT equipment such as servers and network gear ensuring your business-critical applications are protected in the event of an unanticipated loss of power or an unprecedented power surge. Vertiv™ UPS systems with valve-regulated lead-acid (VRLA) batteries are backed by a three-year warranty. Vertiv™ UPS systems with lithium-ion batteries are backed by a five-year warranty. Both systems are available with the Vertiv™ Power Assurance Package, which takes the burden of UPS maintenance off IT staff.
Distribute Power within the Rack
IT racks help organize and protect IT equipment and rack PDUs provide an ideal solution for distributing power within the rack. Vertiv™ Geist™ intelligent rPDUs can do more than just reliably distribute power. They provide visibility into rack and device power consumption and can even allow you to turn outlets off and on to remotely cycle connected equipment.
Remote Infrastructure Management
Vertiv intelligent infrastructure solutions enable remote monitoring to simplify and streamline IT management. Vertiv Liebert UPS systems can be configured with communication cards to enable UPS monitoring through building or infrastructure management systems or a dedicated app. Vertiv Geist intelligent rPDUs monitor unit and outlet power consumption and can be configured with sensors to enable environmental monitoring within the rack. For a more comprehensive approach to environmental monitoring, Vertiv™ Environet™ Alert is an easy-to-deploy environment monitoring solution that generates alerts if environmental conditions that could threaten equipment operation exist so you can take action proactively.
Integrated Infrastructure Solutions
If your installing education technology in a room that wasn’t designed for IT, an integrated solution can provide complete protection for your equipment while streamlining deployment. Vertiv integrated rack solutions eliminate the need for on-site integration while ensuring infrastructure is tailored to your equipment and environment.