Dell modernizes San Bernardino County school IT infrastructure

Dell has provided end-to-end hardware and software solutions to San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools (SBCSS) to transform lives through education.

SBCSS delivers educational services to more than 412,000 students and 17,000 teachers, administrators and staff across 33 elementary school districts with more than 500 school sites.

The County required a robust, reliable and secure technology infrastructure to meet current and future needs.

SBCSS’s new end-to-end infrastructure includes Dell SonicWALL SuperMassive Firewalls to protect the county wide network from viruses, spam, spyware, intrusions and other threats.

Dell KACE Systems management Appliances improve endpoint security, inventory, system configuration, operating systems deployment, remote systems management and help desk capabilities.


Dell PowerEdge blade servers support SBCSS’s VMware virtualization infrastructure and Dell Networking solutions helps to increase network capacity and connectivity at both the edges and core of its countywide network

Additionally, Dell EqualLogic storage arrays support the increasing volume of data and Dell PowerEdge VRTX integrates server, storage, networking, and management solutions to augment and replace remote file servers.

Company said SBCSS has recently completed a major migration of its Windows machines from Windows XP to Windows 7.

According to Dell, the Dell KACE Systems Management Appliances enabled the IT team to reduce OS deployment for a single machine from over 24 hours to 30 to 60 minutes, including building user profile data.

“The end-to-end Dell solutions we’ve implemented allow us to give better, more reliable and faster service to our customers, whether they’re teachers and students in the classroom, our administrative staff or other needs that this organization has on a spur-of-the-moment basis,” saidTed Alejandre, superintendent, San Bernardino County Superintendent of Schools.

Shilpa Khatri

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