Located in South Dakota, Todd County School District is made up of 11 schools with more than 2,000 K-12 grade students, six office locations and approximately 550 staff members. The district maintains critical online services such as email, Web sites, video conferencing, technology blogs, and an online help desk as well as an online portal for parents to check their child’s school attendance, grades, class assignments and more. The district had been experiencing Web access issues due to bandwidth limitations on its single 10 Mbps T1 connection.
After deploying the Barracuda Link Balancer 430, network administrators immediately determined that a wireless access point was causing problems and isolated it to one wireless unit range rather than multiple locations. Todd County School District now balances traffic across two T1 connections to guarantee bandwidth for audio and video services such as streaming media, a Polycom Bridge unit for video conferencing and other services such as email and blogs.
The Barracuda Link Balancer is available in three models and is an affordable and powerful solution for routing and managing traffic across multiple Internet connections, capable of handling up to six WAN links. The Barracuda Link Balancer combines bandwidth of multiple high speed connections while automatic failover ensures reliable connectivity to any of the available Internet links. The Barracuda Link Balancer automatically detects failure and service restoration for Internet connections.