Warren Consolidated Schools Selects InfoVista’s 5View Applications Michigan School System Reduces Troubleshooting Time and Increases Service Quality


Paris, France, and Herndon, VA – December 4, 2008 InfoVista, the global leader of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions, today announced that Warren Consolidated Schools, located northeast of Detroit, has chosen its application management solution, 5View Applications, to monitor application performance across its private fiber network. The school system, which serves 15,600 students and 900 teachers across 27 buildings, is committed to using technology to enhance a student’s learning experience in its schools. It chose 5View for the solution’s ability to report and understand how, where and when applications are using the network , and to manage the associated bandwidth accordingly ; and to catch and analyze data in real time. Powerful visibility into IP traffic makes it possible for the school system’s IT department to now quickly pinpoint and resolve performance problems in a matter of seconds rather than the thirty minutes to an hour it previously took.
 
“With a total of 4,200 computers in our district, a voice over IP (VoIP) phone system, and a multitude of application and data servers, we have constant traffic on the network,” said Dan Milbeck, director of information technology for Warren Consolidated Schools. “We reviewed several solutions, but none gave us the easy monitoring and drill-down capabilities of InfoVista’s 5View Applications. With this software, I can actually see at a glance the state of our network and take corrective action as soon as it’s needed. That is a huge benefit.”
 
“Our 5View Applications passive network appliance is the perfect technology for supporting Warren Consolidated School’s network performance,” said Pete Shah, senior vice president, America’s operations for InfoVista. “A great thing about this appliance is that it fits most budgets
and can be up and running, collecting data, and reporting in a day—which makes sense for a
dynamic environment like Warren Consolidated Schools.”
 
About Warren Consolidated Schools

For nearly 60 years, Warren Consolidated Schools have given residents of the northeast Detroit suburbs of Warren, Sterling Heights, and Troy the finest in educational opportunities for their children. The schools’ quality has added substantial value to the entire area—a stable mixture of residential, industrial, and commercial development. The mission of the Warren Consolidated Schools, in partnership with families and community, is to achieve a level of excellence in teaching and learning which enables all students to become knowledgeable, productive, ethical, and successful citizens. For more information visit: www.wcskids.net.

About InfoVista: 

InfoVista is the leading provider of IP and RF planning, assurance and optimization software solutions and services that enable efficient network and IT transformations. 

Our award-winning solutions empower communications service providers and IT-intensive enterprises to deliver high-performing and differentiated services, while cost-effectively planning, operating, optimizing and monetizing their networks. InfoVista’s combined expertise and technology innovations in radio and IP networks provide more than 550 customers worldwide with a new level of network intelligence, visibility and control across the entire network life cycle. Using InfoVista solutions, they deliver optimal quality of service, ensure a high-quality user experience, invest appropriately and consolidate their OSS/BSS ecosystems, while keeping total cost of ownership as low as possible. For more information, please visit www.infovista.com.

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