Independent School District 196 Migrates to Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS

Simplified Management Enables IT Department of Two to Support 28,000 students, 4,000 staff—and Their Devices




  • Simplify administration across a school district serving 28,000 students, with only two IT back-office employees
  • Boost performance of file storage and database systems for district employees, faculty and students
  • Migrate end-of-life infrastructure to a consolidated solution to avoid a forklift upgrade


Nutanix Enterprise Cloud

  • Three years of support, Online Education


  • Microsoft Exchange
  • Microsoft SQL Server
  • Jamf for MacOS and iOS device management


  • TSG Server & Storage


When its siloed legacy environment approached end of life, the ISD 196 network team needed a new approach to simplify management and eliminate forklift upgrades in the future. Nutanix Enterprise Cloud lets the District consolidate operations onto a single hyperconverged solution.
The Nutanix partner, TSG Server & Storage, led the migration, which went smoothly with no interruption in user services.

Nutanix enables the District to:

  • Streamline and automate common workflows, such as monitoring and one-click upgrades, with Nutanix Prism.
  • Provide faster data access to students, faculty, and staff to improve productivity.
  • Reduce rack space by 90 percent, saving power and cooling costs.

The Nutanix solution delivers the simplicity we need, all in one package. We can manage the solution with generalized IT skills, and there’s no more finger-pointing with multiple vendors. We’re seeing better performance and faster data access times.

Edward Heier, Coordinator of Technology, ISD 196