It probably doesn’t come as much of a surprise these days, but it’s worth repeating: the network has become the backbone for most K-12 school districts. Our South Euclid-Lyndhurst City School District is no exception.
We started using Aruba Wi-Fi in 2015 and instantly saw improvements in performance and capacity. After we saw the impact of the wireless network, we decided to adopt an Aruba wired network as well. These network upgrades were important for our school district, which serves around 3,600 students and 500 staff members. We have six schools and four other buildings, including a school administration building and our bus garage. All of these had to be linked and the network had to support the student and staff’s mobile devices students, the online learning tools within the classroom and our connected systems such as HVAC, security panels and our door lock system. The wireless also had to reach outdoors, to security cameras and the football field at the high school.
We needed to better manage and secure our networks to support the growing number of devices demanding access and the continual increase in digital tools used for operation and education.
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When we first brought Aruba into our district, we prioritized baseline capabilities like high availability and increased capacity. Now that we have seen success with more advanced features like Dynamic Segmentation and optimization through policy automation, we are looking forward to the additional benefits we will implement with our Aruba solutions.