IT modernization project makes the grade at North Carolina colleges

Fourteen community colleges (and counting) have replaced slow, aged infrastructure with power- and space-saving alternatives.

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The opportunity to save money, power and space is driving a multi-campus infrastructure modernization project within North Carolina Community Colleges (NCCC), a network of 58 institutions serving more than 800,000 students. So far 14 colleges throughout the state have upgraded to new servers that are more energy efficient, use less space and deliver higher performance than the systems they’re replacing.

The backbone of the deployment is Fujitsu’s M10-1 and M10-4 servers running Oracle Solaris and Oracle VM Server. The new systems host software from Ellucian that’s tailored for campus business processes including admissions, registration, accounting, payroll and human resources.

“That’s our main system that controls pretty much all the administrative services,” says Wayman White, director of management information services at College of the Albemarle in Elizabeth City, N.C.

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