Core Infrastructure Replacement to Facilitate “Student Learning … Anywhere, Anytime”.

Core Infrastructure Replacement to Facilitate “Student Learning … Anywhere, Anytime”.

Customer Profile

Loreto College Coorparoo is an independent Catholic Secondary School for girls within the Archdiocese of Brisbane. Established in 1928, it is one of a network of more than 150 Mary Ward schools around the world, seven of which are located throughout Australia.

With more than 800 students at Coorparoo, Loreto College is known as a strong proponent of the philosophy that aims to liberate, motivate and empower girls.

The Challenge

To achieve Loreto’s technology vision of “student learning … anywhere, anytime”, the College core infrastructure required updating due to limitations in supportability, capacity and useability. Updating core infrastructure allowed the College to support mid- to long-term learning outcomes and staff/student needs, resulting in a high availability, high-performance compute environment.


A 10G core network using an Aruba 5400R chassis was implemented, with a 10G distribution network, integrating existing switches with Aruba edge switches. The addition of new HPE DL380 hosts with HPE Nimble hybrid SAN incorporated redundant power, switching and hosts. Ultimately, this solution enables a technology-rich learning environment that facilitates the College learning pedagogy, and allows technology growth for the digital information and educational revolution.