DNSBOX a Whittier approach to DHCP
ApplianSys is pleased to announce that Whittier City School District in California USA has replaced its previously fragmented DHCP systems with a DNSBOX solution – ensuring reliable connectivity for its 1:1 iPad scheme, and simplified DHCP management.
To engage students in learning and enhance the impact of teaching, Whitter CSD offers one of the most high-tech learning environments in California. All classrooms have wireless connections to the internet, an Apple TV and High Definition TVs. All students in all grade levels have access to iPads.
With 2,300 network devices to keep connected, the district previously managed DHCP using a combination of:
- Microsoft AD for its student subnet
- MacOS servers for its teacher subnet
But Director of Technology Manuel Plascencia was concerned that the solutions were unreliable. Managing both Mac and Microsoft systems simultaneously was also proving tedious, and the lack of integration limited overall network visibility – increasing overhead costs.
Deciding to source a more reliable, integrated alternative, he found that ApplianSys’ dedicated DNSBOX DHCP solution was ideal – and well within the district’s budget. After seeing a quick demo of DNSBOX’s user interface, Manuel was particularly pleased with its intuitive management and helpful reporting features.
Following a quick and easy migration of its existing DHCP configuration, a redundant pair of DNSBOX200 DHCP servers now handle the core DHCP service – providing high availability and easy failover.
“Like many districts handling 1:1, Whittier CSD’s requirement for connectivity and high-performance DHCP requires a robust, dedicated server that’s easy to manage. With DNSBOX, the district can ensure this service is always available. And now that both subnets are managed via a single, integrated system, DHCP management is radically simplified,” comments DNSBOX Product Manager Magdalena Jovanovic.
Located in Los Angeles County, California, Whittier City School District is a Transitional Kindergarten-through-8th-grade School District with eight elementary schools, two middle schools and one K-8 school.
It serves approximately 6,300 students who matriculate into the Whittier Union High School District.