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HPE Nimble Storage delivers performance and data protection for Carteret County Schools

HPE Nimble Storage flash arrays with HPE Cloud Volumes provide Carteret County Public Schools with high-performance storage and off-site data protection all in one easy-to-manage solution to support diverse educational initiatives and ensure recovery in the event of site outages due to severe weather.

Coastal communities dot the United States east and west. But very few jut so prominently into the face of a notorious hurricane zone. Yet, on the extreme eastern end of North Carolina known as the Crystal Coast, you'll find Carteret County with a public school system serving about 8,500 students across 20 locations.
Like any modern school system, Carteret County Public Schools relies heavily on IT services for everything from payroll and human resources to instructional technology for teachers and online learning for students. As Wes Rinehart, wide area network engineer for Carteret County Public Schools, can attest, IT is continually challenged to support new types of curriculum and educational initiatives.
"We maintain a close relationship with our curriculum teams to help them deliver the kinds of instructional programs that best prepare students for succeeding in our county after graduation. An instructional focus of our county is mathematics and engineering, due to the heavy concentration of marine sciences, military, and aerospace here."
The challenge for Rinehart and his colleagues is that a complex infrastructure can quickly stretch their small IT team thin. "We have to reduce complexity wherever we can, and be smart about the way we work," Rinehart says.