"Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX® vShape’s key advantage is that it includes all the necessary elements so we didn’t have to cast around for components. Fujitsu plays to its own strengths in the hardware space while partnering with best-in-class software providers like VMware."
Peter O’Rourke, Director of IT Services, University Campus Suffolk
UCS is a new kind of higher education institution that allows students to access the knowledge and resources of its two validating universities, the University of East Anglia and the University of Essex, as well as local colleges and the wider community. Teaching and research is underpinned by an academic infrastructure that includes many top Professors and Visiting Professors and UCS has achieved high rates of employability and increasingly strong National Student Survey outcomes. Since its foundation in 2007, student numbers have grown consistently to approximately 4,500 FTEs in 2011/12.
UCS was faced with greatly reduced space in its new data centre, which, combined with aging legacy servers, led it to explore the possibility of implementing a virtualised server environment.
UCS selected Fujitsu PRIMEFLEX® vShape 100, a ‘virtualisation infrastructure-in-a-box’ package.
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