Customer Stories

Western Carolina University

Location: United States

Increasing educational opportunity with modern infrastructure


Western Carolina University is a member of the UNC system that was founded to educate the people of the western North Carolina mountains.

It now provides residential and online education to more than 11,000 students from 48 states and 35 countries.


Meet expected enrollment increases while lowering tuition.

Maintain security and high service quality with fluctuating IT budgets.

Support dispersed students and employees with apps and services available anywhere, on any device.


Virtualize, secure, and automate data centers using VMware vSphere 6.5, VMware NSX, VMware vRealize Operations, and VMware Horizon.

Use VMware Horizon and Workspace ONE to make apps and courseware accessible to remote workers and students on any device.


Saving over $1.5 million in hardware, power, and cooling over 10 years.

Equipped with high availability and disaster recovery.

University computing resources and online course available anytime, on any device, from a secure single sign-on (SSO) portal—which provides significant infrastructure savings.


VMware Workspace ONE

VMware Horizon

VMware NSX

VMware vRealize Operations

VMware vSphere 6.5

VMware vRealize Log Insight