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PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN helps the Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria to consolidate its IT infrastructure

"The platform created as a result of this project puts the Mediterranean University at the cutting edge in terms of facilities and infrastructure for food and agriculture research."

Santo Marcello Zimbone, Director General, Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria

FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX for VMware vSAN meets requirements for speed of implementation and flexibility for Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria.

The customer

The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria was founded in 1967 and now has six departments and more than eight thousand students. The university aims to foster growth in Calabria and Italy through research, training and the quality of the services offered to students and the local area. It promotes the ethical and civil development of the community, innovation, the transfer of technologies and skills in partnership with business and social entities, cooperation with research institutions and national and international institutions.

The challenge

Meet the communications, data processing and results sharing requirements from the Saf@med research project and the futuristic laboratory set up for its completion. Instead of allocating new resources to the project, there was an opportunity to exploit the scope for optimization and flexibility of virtualization.

The solution

FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX® for VMware vSAN based on two FUJITSU PRIMERGY CX400 systems with eight FUJITSU PRIMERGY CX2550 server nodes with Intel® Xeon® E5 processors and latest-generation DDR4 memory, VMware software stack including vSAN, about 30TB of storage capacity, and Horizon View.

The benefit

  • Satisfy the essential requirements to support the Saf@med research project
  • System consolidation and drastic reduction in man-hours dedicated to maintenance
  • Significant energy savings on consumption and cooling