THE global lockdown amid the ongoing pandemic has greatly affected education in the Philippines and all over the world.
Now that distance learning is the norm, the interactions that happen between educators and students are geographically remote from each other. While distance learning is not a new concept, the scale it has to grow requires not just massive technical adjustments that need to be resilient against disruptions.
For Vertiv, a global provider of critical digital infrastructure and continuity solutions, distance learning underlines the importance for educational institutions to leverage technology in order to thrive even in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Educational institutions need to ensure the availability of the schools’ IT network for educators to access student information, such as enrollment, class records, among others, even when they are not physically present in the campus. They also need to ensure the accessibility of its IT systems to make modules and other learning materials available for the teachers.
“Educators must have the capability to innovate and experiment with available online tools to make virtual classes more engaging. In recent years, modern classrooms have been harnessing the power of technology to equip their learning facilities with necessary digital tools not just to support the teaching-learning process but also to provide a more interactive learning experience, especially for distance learning approach,” Jason Lim, country manager of Vertiv Philippines said.
For schools that are supporting volumes of critical data, the Vertiv SmartCabinet, a fully integrated, micro data center solution, helps provide an intelligent and integrated infrastructure that allows them to quickly deploy a data center even in tight locations. It combines power, thermal management, and IT management in a simple, rapidly deployable design, making it ideal for schools that need to deploy IT infrastructure quickly across different locations.
Vertiv has been innovating on its own uninterruptible power supply (UPS) solutions. Power helps ensure the availability of the school’s critical data center, so access of vital records online remain unhampered.
The full-range of Liebert UPS, are future-proof, eco-friendly, and highly efficient. With the school year set to start in October, coinciding with the typhoon season, there is a higher risk for downtimes due to potential power interruption.
As IT becomes an integral part of the education sector, Vertiv aims to bring together cutting-edge solutions to ensure uninterrupted operations, optimal performance, and scalability of data centers, communication networks, and other critical IT facilities. To learn more about how Vertiv supports the continuity of today’s vital business applications, click here.