Case Study | Education

Deploying a Software-defined Infrastructure at Loras College

Loras College keeps student services running full speed ahead with innovative data center technology from Lenovo.

With hundreds of students and faculty members all trying to log on to Loras College’s systems at once every day, it’s little wonder its aging infrastructure couldn’t keep up. To boost performance and accelerate response times, the college deployed a software-defined infrastructure based on Lenovo System x3650 M5 servers and StorMagic SvSAN virtualization technology.

Supported by the Lenovo solution, Loras College now delivers smooth, seamless IT services – helping to further students’ learning.



  • Lenovo System x3650 M5 with Intel Xeon E5 processor family
  • Over 1000 Lenovo clients, including Lenovo ThinkPad T460


  • Microsoft Windows Server
  • VMware vSphere
  • StorMagic SvSAN
  • Ellucian Banner

"Since implementing the Lenovo solution, performance has improved dramatically and response times have fallen, cutting the number of help desk calls we receive."

- Jeremy Bushman, Network Administrator, Loras College

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