"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
The Mediterranean University of Reggio Calabria was founded in 1967 and now has six departments and more than eight thousand students. In addition to its historic central building, almost all university facilities are located at the modern campus, including teaching and administrative facilities and 60 laboratories. The university aims to foster growth in Calabria and Italy as a whole 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 main goal of the IT Department at the Mediterranean University was to meet the communications, data processing and results sharing requirements arising from the Saf@med research project and the futuristic laboratory set up for its completion. Instead of allocating new, dedicated resources to the project, there was an opportunity to exploit the scope for optimization and flexibility inherent to virtualization.
FUJITSU Integrated System PRIMEFLEX® for VMware EVO:RAIL™ appliance provides a ready-to-run platform for the deployment of virtualization, VDI or Private Cloud projects. With the ability to manage up to 100 virtual servers or up to 250 Client VMs, the solution is based on FUJITSU Server PRIMERGY CX400 equipped with four FUJITSU PRIMERGY server nodes CX2550, driven by Intel® Xeon® E5-2620v3 processors and latest-generation DDR4 memory with a powerful virtualization engine, the VMware EVO:RAIL.
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