Case Study | Education

Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) – Improving Access to Learning Materials

Carlsbad Municipal School District goes to the top of the class thanks to VDI powered by Lenovo.

To make it quicker and easier for students to access educational resources, Carlsbad Municipal School District wanted to virtualize the desktops in its school computer labs. By replacing its aging IT infrastructure with a flexible and powerful Lenovo Flex System solution, the district gained the performance and scalability needed to support a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) – improving access to learning materials.



  • Lenovo Flex System Enterprise Chassis
  • Lenovo Flex System x240 M5 compute nodes with Intel Xeon E5 processor family
  • Lenovo Flex System Fabric EN4093R 10Gb Scalable Switch
  • Lenovo Flex System FC5022 24-port 16Gb SAN Scalable Switch 
  • Lenovo Flex System FC5172 2-port 16Gb FC Adapter 
  • Lenovo Flex System CN4022 2-port 10Gb Converged Adapter 


  • VMware Horizon 7
  • VMware VSphere

"The Lenovo solution enables us to offer easy, reliable access to virtual desktops equipped with everything kids need for their studies."

- Wayne Steffan, System Administrator, Carlsbad Municipal School District

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