Finding an affordable, sustainable IT infrastructure for your school can be a challenge. That’s why Intel offers infrastructure recommendations to schools seeking to provide students with the technology they need to thrive in today’s knowledge economy. Designed to support each school’s evolving technology needs, these recommendations allow for systematic short- and long-term growth as budgets allow.
Bringing cloud computing to the classroom
Enabled by the Intel® Xeon® processor family, cloud computing provides a flexible, cost-effective way to add value without investing in a new IT infrastructure. For example, new applications can be upgraded once, at the server level, rather than on each individual platform.
For educational environments, the Intel® Xeon® processor E5 family provides the best combination of performance, built-in capabilities, and cost-effectiveness for building and enhancing a private cloud. What’s more, innovative security features make it easy for IT managers to protect system security and restrict platform access in the event of loss or theft.1
Virtualization: Streamlining IT infrastructures
Intel® processor–based servers enable virtualization that can boost performance, reduce power use, and significantly cut overhead costs. By eliminating unnecessary downtime and helping to consolidate physical servers, virtualization enhances the manageability of a school’s IT infrastructure, all while providing the flexibility to meet a school’s IT needs as they change and grow.
Driving innovation with the Intel® Learning Series
Intel is driving innovation and choice in education at the platform level with the Intel® Learning Series of classmate PCs. Built for students ages 5-12, these powerful, affordable, and durable netbooks can be integrated into a final solution and delivered through Original Equipment Manufacturers and channel partners.
Intel® Core™ Processors: Empowering students and educators
Intel Core processor-based notebooks, desktops, and tablets offer safe, reliable computing for schools. These intelligent, energy-efficient processors power platforms for research, collaboration, and multitasking across a variety of school and internet applications.
Broadband: Creating a connected world
Access to broadband connects people to government, healthcare, and education services, but there are many barriers to broadband adoption, especially in economically challenged areas. Intel’s goal is to make rich, full-featured computing experiences accessible to low-income and technologically averse populations, helping them participate in the growing digital economy.
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