School District 204
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Indian Prairie School District 204
Indian Prairie School District 204 is the fourth largest in the state of Illinois (USA), representing 33 schools, with over 33,000 individuals (students and faculty) depending on bandwidth and reliable Internet access to perform daily tasks and operations. The school district operates on an annual budget of $309 million.
The school district is highly dependent on Internet connectivity for multiple reasons (student Internet access, faculty Internet access, online services and e-learning) and cannot afford downtime. Additionally the demand for bandwidth is growing constantly, causing a long-term capacity issue as online services are now commonplace in the education sector. The existing solution was no longer meeting their needs and it became difficult to manage. Growth planning was paramount for this next evolution of the school district’s Internet access strategy. Given this context, a decision was made to look for an alternative solution.
Indian Prairie School District 204 opted to collaborate with ELFIQ by Adaptiv Networks. In this project, the ELFIQ Link Balancer was the only product which satisfied their list of criteria: throughput capacity for planned bandwidth growth, excellent technical support, ease of management and reporting.
The networking group at the school district worked with ELFIQ's team to define and implement bandwidth management policies which reflected their expectations.
The product was deployed within 10 minutes of planned downtime due to ELFIQ's innovative Layer-2 implementation methodology. ELFIQ's LAN Failsafe technology is also used to guarantee connectivity, even if the device were to lose power.
“ELFIQ by Adaptiv Networks walked us through concepts, architecture, and they even helped us set up our new appliance. When the cutover date came, we literally had less than 10 minutes of down time.”