Behold, the school district data center.

To the untrained eye, it’s just a room full of servers, racks, cables, power supplies, storage devices, and whatever other components happen to be lying around.

But it’s so much more than that. It’s the backbone of your entire technology infrastructure. If even the smallest thing goes wrong, you could very well lose access to the network and systems you rely on to keep your district functioning.

Given the data center’s importance, one might expect a great deal of care to be put into its construction and upkeep. Unfortunately, that’s not always the case in school districts....

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  • About the Author:

    John Jennings is the digital media manager at Skyward and managing editor for the Advancing K12 blog. He is a champion of culture and sworn enemy of red tape. You can follow John on Twitter at @LeadWithCulture.