Public Sector Case Study: Monroe City Public Schools

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Discover how SolarWinds IT management solutions are helping state, local and education organizations maximize their dollars and do more with less. Join me, Josh Stephens, and Monroe City Public Schools as we discuss how SolarWinds technologies tackled this organization’s issues with traffic flow, remote site performance, basic network monitoring, and more.

Here’s a look at what we’ll cover in this case study webcast:

• An overview of Monroe City Schools’ network
• Key initiatives such as IPv4-IPv6
• Major issues at Monroe City Schools and challenges for public schools in general
• Network management best practices and technologies
• Network management at Monroe City Schools
• Demonstrations of SolarWinds IT management solutions and how they solved Monroe City Schools’ network management challenges

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Public Sector Case Study: Monroe City Public Schools

  1. 1. The Geek Speaks A Case Study of Best Practices Monroe City Schools & SolarWinds
  2. 2. Orion NPM Customer Training <ul><li>This presentation is a SolarWinds customer training on Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM.) If you are not a SolarWinds customer, we recommend downloading & installing a 30-Day Trial evaluation of Orion NPM so you can follow along & understand the material being presented better. </li></ul><ul><li>SolarWinds Trials to Download: </li></ul><ul><li>Orion Network Performance Monit or – Download Now>> </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>A big “Howdy” from the SolarWinds HQ in Austin Texas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Josh Stephens – VP of Technology & Head Geek </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ed Bender – Sr. Sales Engineer , Government & Education </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Josh Leporati – MIS Director, Monroe City Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Today’s Topic: </li></ul><ul><li>A Case Study in Best Practices </li></ul><ul><li>by Monroe City Schools & SolarWinds </li></ul><ul><li>Who is SolarWinds? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What we do… </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Who are our customers? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The SolarWinds community… </li></ul></ul>Introduction
  4. 4. A Few Notes about Today’s Session J0sher2014 <ul><ul><li>Today’s presentation will be fairly high level </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ask questions!!! </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ask deep, technical questions </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Don’t wait until the end – ask away </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today’s session is being recorded </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Recorded session on SolarWinds.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Slides available on slideshare.com </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>We’ll e-mail you links when each are posted </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Agenda <ul><li>Introduction to Monroe City Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Before SolarWinds </li></ul><ul><li>Selection and Implementation </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstration </li></ul><ul><li>Post SolarWinds </li></ul><ul><li>Best Practices Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Summary and Q&A </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Monroe City Schools, Monroe Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>21 networked sites </li></ul><ul><li>Over 10,000 users </li></ul><ul><li>24x7 operations </li></ul><ul><li>Self-owned, E-rate provided backbone </li></ul><ul><li>Primarily Cisco on the network </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Reactive and Expensive </li></ul><ul><li>Expensive tech deployments </li></ul><ul><li>Lack of proactive monitoring capabilities </li></ul><ul><li>No ability for capacity planning </li></ul><ul><li>Additional tools need for troubleshooting </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Choosing and Implementing the NMS </li></ul><ul><li>How they decided to implement a solution </li></ul><ul><li>Why they chose SolarWinds </li></ul><ul><li>How long it took to get up and running </li></ul><ul><li>Additional steps moving forward </li></ul>
  9. 9. Monroe City Schools’ Orion Implementation
  10. 10. <ul><li>How SolarWinds has helped </li></ul><ul><li>Proactive monitoring and issue identification </li></ul><ul><li>Time saving technologies </li></ul><ul><li>Network, Server, and Application Performance </li></ul><ul><li>Less need to deploy field techs </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Top 5 Best Practices Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Always baseline before beginning a project like this and periodically after </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t assume that solutions like this are out of reach financially </li></ul><ul><li>Choose solutions that you can implement yourself and that can be expanded as your needs change </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Top 5 Best Practices Learned </li></ul><ul><li>Be creative when looking for funding </li></ul><ul><li>Listen to the community and your peers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Orion NPM Customer Training <ul><li>This presentation is a SolarWinds customer training on Orion Network Performance Monitor (NPM.) If you are not a SolarWinds customer, we recommend downloading & installing a 30-Day Trial evaluation of Orion NPM so you can follow along & understand the material being presented better. </li></ul><ul><li>SolarWinds Trials to Download: </li></ul><ul><li>Orion Network Performance Monit or – Download Now>> </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>Thank you for attending! </li></ul><ul><li>Remember – you can try out SolarWinds products for free at SolarWinds.com </li></ul><ul><li>Contact information </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Stephens, Head Geek </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>twitter: sw_headgeek </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: http://geekblog.solarwinds.com/ </li></ul>Summary

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