Mobile IoT Authors: Liz McMillan, Pat Romanski, Elizabeth White, Yeshim Deniz, Kevin Benedict

Related Topics: Cloud Security

News Feed Item

Cohoes City School District Selects DynTek to Deploy Virtual Server Network and Security Solutions

Cohoes City School District Selects DynTek to Deploy Virtual Server Network and Security Solutions

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- DynTek, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: DYNK) , a leading provider of professional technology solutions, announced today that Cohoes City School District, located in upstate New York, selected the company to deploy a virtual server infrastructure. In addition, DynTek was also selected to deploy a wireless local area network to aid the District's video surveillance security project.

"Cohoes City School District is the first district in upstate New York to leverage virtualization to create a cost-effective and manageable approach to allocate and scale our technical resources," said Charles Dedrick, Superintendent of Cohoes City School District. "We have found that this single technology project helped us meet multiple District objectives and state mandates, enabling us to stretch budget dollars to their maximum effect. DynTek also helped us create a more secure environment, both physically and digitally, that serves as the platform for communication between faculty, parents and staff."

The District had an aging, multi-platform server infrastructure with limited storage capacity that was difficult to manage and extend. "In order to meet the technology initiatives laid out before us, we needed to find a way to create a more secure, consolidated server environment," said Mark DiPofi, Cohoes City School District's network administrator. In addition, the District was also turning to technology to help enhance physical security by placing video surveillance cameras in hallways and around the school perimeter.

The District chose to partner with DynTek, a national professional technology solution provider with a strong local presence in Albany and throughout the state of New York. "DynTek was able to quickly conduct a thorough needs analysis, both from a business and technical standpoint, and walk us through multiple solution scenarios," said DiPofi.

Working in partnership with the District's IT team, DynTek deployed three key technology components for the District:

-- VMware ESX -- to automate and virtualize the District's server environment -- HP EVA storage area networks, tape back-up and data protection software -- to provide storage capacity, back-up and redundancy -- A wireless virtual local area network - to enable local police to access video footage directly from squad cars

DiPofi stated, "DynTek helped us expedite the evaluation and implementation of this solution and dramatically reduce the risk of deployment. The entire project took less than two weeks, with absolutely no interruption to day-to-day operations."

The District's IT staff now has the freedom to create virtual services out of the physical IT infrastructure, allowing administrators to allocate these virtual resources quickly to optimize the infrastructure in real-time. The result is a server environment with the extensibility to grow on-demand as needs change, while delivering the highest levels of performance, scalability, and availability. The virtual environment also helped combat server sprawl and platform dependencies by enabling the District to go from 15 servers to 7 dual processor HP blade servers.

The deployment of the new wireless VLAN also enabled local police to access the network directly and securely to view video surveillance footage directly from their squad cars. Additionally, the storage area network has provided the capacity the District needed to maintain an archive of its footage.

About Cohoes City School District

The Cohoes City School District is located in the City of Cohoes, which is situated on the banks of the Hudson and Mohawk rivers in upstate New York. The district is located about 10 miles north of the city of Albany in Albany County. About 2,150 students attend the Cohoes City Schools. The school district has three elementary schools for students in grades K-5: Abram Lansing School, Harmony Hill School and Van Schaick Grade School. Cohoes Middle School serves students in grades 6-8 and secondary students attend Cohoes High School.

About DynTek

DynTek is a leading provider of professional technology services to mid-market companies, such as state and local governments, educational institutions and commercial entities in the largest IT markets nationwide. The company provides a broad range of IT security, unified communication, virtualization, Microsoft Information Worker, and application infrastructure and delivery solutions. DynTek's multidisciplinary approach allows its clients to turn to a single source for their most critical technology requirements. For more information, visit http://www.dyntek.com/.

This press release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of Section 27A of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, and Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended, which are intended to be covered by the safe harbors created thereby. Investors are cautioned that certain statements in this release are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors. Such uncertainties and risks include, among others, success in reaching target markets for services and products in a highly competitive market and the ability to maintain existing and attract future customers; our ability to finance and sustain operations, including our ability to comply with the terms of working capital facilities and/or other term indebtedness of the Company, and to extend such obligations when they become due, or to replace them with alternative financing; our ability to raise equity capital in the future; our ability to achieve profitability despite historical losses from operations; our ability to maintain business relationships with IT product vendors and our ability to procure products as necessary; the size and timing of additional significant orders and their fulfillment; the continuing desire of and available budgets for state and local governments to outsource to private contractors; our ability to successfully identify and integrate acquisitions; the retention of skilled professional staff and certain key executives; the performance of the Company's government and commercial technology services; the continuation of general economic and business conditions that are conducive to outsourcing of IT services; our ability to maintain trading on the NASD OTC Bulletin Board or other markets in the future; and such other risks and uncertainties included in our Annual Report on Form 10-K filed on October 13, 2006, our Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q filed on November 20, 2006, February 20, 2007 and May 21, 2007 and other SEC filings. The Company has no obligation to publicly revise any forward-looking statements to reflect anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances occurring after the date of such statements.

DynTek, Inc.

CONTACT: Linda Ford of DynTek, Inc., +1-949-271-6705,
[email protected]

Web site: http://www.dyntek.com/

More Stories By PR Newswire

Copyright © 2007 PR Newswire. All rights reserved. Republication or redistribution of PRNewswire content is expressly prohibited without the prior written consent of PRNewswire. PRNewswire shall not be liable for any errors or delays in the content, or for any actions taken in reliance thereon.

IoT & Smart Cities Stories
All in Mobile is a place where we continually maximize their impact by fostering understanding, empathy, insights, creativity and joy. They believe that a truly useful and desirable mobile app doesn't need the brightest idea or the most advanced technology. A great product begins with understanding people. It's easy to think that customers will love your app, but can you justify it? They make sure your final app is something that users truly want and need. The only way to do this is by ...
Digital Transformation and Disruption, Amazon Style - What You Can Learn. Chris Kocher is a co-founder of Grey Heron, a management and strategic marketing consulting firm. He has 25+ years in both strategic and hands-on operating experience helping executives and investors build revenues and shareholder value. He has consulted with over 130 companies on innovating with new business models, product strategies and monetization. Chris has held management positions at HP and Symantec in addition to ...
Dynatrace is an application performance management software company with products for the information technology departments and digital business owners of medium and large businesses. Building the Future of Monitoring with Artificial Intelligence. Today we can collect lots and lots of performance data. We build beautiful dashboards and even have fancy query languages to access and transform the data. Still performance data is a secret language only a couple of people understand. The more busine...
DXWorldEXPO LLC announced today that Big Data Federation to Exhibit at the 22nd International CloudEXPO, colocated with DevOpsSUMMIT and DXWorldEXPO, November 12-13, 2018 in New York City. Big Data Federation, Inc. develops and applies artificial intelligence to predict financial and economic events that matter. The company uncovers patterns and precise drivers of performance and outcomes with the aid of machine-learning algorithms, big data, and fundamental analysis. Their products are deployed...
The challenges of aggregating data from consumer-oriented devices, such as wearable technologies and smart thermostats, are fairly well-understood. However, there are a new set of challenges for IoT devices that generate megabytes or gigabytes of data per second. Certainly, the infrastructure will have to change, as those volumes of data will likely overwhelm the available bandwidth for aggregating the data into a central repository. Ochandarena discusses a whole new way to think about your next...
CloudEXPO | DevOpsSUMMIT | DXWorldEXPO are the world's most influential, independent events where Cloud Computing was coined and where technology buyers and vendors meet to experience and discuss the big picture of Digital Transformation and all of the strategies, tactics, and tools they need to realize their goals. Sponsors of DXWorldEXPO | CloudEXPO benefit from unmatched branding, profile building and lead generation opportunities.
Cell networks have the advantage of long-range communications, reaching an estimated 90% of the world. But cell networks such as 2G, 3G and LTE consume lots of power and were designed for connecting people. They are not optimized for low- or battery-powered devices or for IoT applications with infrequently transmitted data. Cell IoT modules that support narrow-band IoT and 4G cell networks will enable cell connectivity, device management, and app enablement for low-power wide-area network IoT. B...
The hierarchical architecture that distributes "compute" within the network specially at the edge can enable new services by harnessing emerging technologies. But Edge-Compute comes at increased cost that needs to be managed and potentially augmented by creative architecture solutions as there will always a catching-up with the capacity demands. Processing power in smartphones has enhanced YoY and there is increasingly spare compute capacity that can be potentially pooled. Uber has successfully ...
SYS-CON Events announced today that CrowdReviews.com has been named “Media Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 22nd International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 5–7, 2018, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. CrowdReviews.com is a transparent online platform for determining which products and services are the best based on the opinion of the crowd. The crowd consists of Internet users that have experienced products and services first-hand and have an interest in letting other potential buye...
When talking IoT we often focus on the devices, the sensors, the hardware itself. The new smart appliances, the new smart or self-driving cars (which are amalgamations of many ‘things'). When we are looking at the world of IoT, we should take a step back, look at the big picture. What value are these devices providing. IoT is not about the devices, its about the data consumed and generated. The devices are tools, mechanisms, conduits. This paper discusses the considerations when dealing with the...