The purchase followed Georgian College’s extensive competitive search for a vendor of record that could provide technology products and support including servers, storage, desktop and notebook computers as well as implementation services and training. After reviewing bids from several vendors, Georgian College chose Dell to provide approximately 2000 desktop computers, 400 notebooks in addition to Dell servers and SAN storage technology purchased during the last year and a half. Dell has also provided Georgian College with the technical expertise through its Dell Infrastructure Consulting Services, to help implement Altris and VMware into its computing environment.
Additionally, Dell Financial Services Canada, an independent entity, will allow the college to make this and future technology purchases through leasing arrangements that smooth out peaks and valleys in the purchasing cycle and allows for planned equipment upgrades.
Serving over 8,000 full-time students, 28,000 part-time students, and 1700 employees, Dell’s solution set includes OPTIPLEX(TM) GX620 desktop computers in the library, classrooms and individual study labs, as well as LATITUDE(TM) D820 notebooks for Georgian College’s full-time faculty members. Supported by 14 Dell POWEREDGE(TM) 2850 servers and 14 Dell/EMC CX3-20 SAN arrays, Georgian College’s new technology will support all aspects of its infrastructure, including its internal Student Information System (SIS), networking between campuses, as well as its website and online enrollment databases. [March 28, 2007]
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