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Integrated System PRIMEFLEX vShape enables the digital Innovation Hub at City College Coventry

"Fujitsu vShape delivers the comprehensive performance we need in the most cost-effective way with simple installation and all the functionality we could ask for. It is now the literal centrepiece of our new innovation hub while also providing a platform for the entire college to connect with"

Kevin Vashi, Head of IT, City College Coventry

The customer

City College Coventry provides high quality technical and professional education to support the achievement of its 5,000 students. Its courses cover hundreds of potential pathways, which are designed to improve career prospects and help pupils progress to university and beyond.

The college’s strength comes from its close ties with industry and local employers who contribute to the design of courses to ensure they stay current and relevant. They also provide valuable work experience opportunities, expert mentoring and guest speakers, all of which enhance the students’ chances of securing a dream job.

The challenge

After upgrading its infrastructure to Fujitsu PRIMERGY servers, City College Coventry wanted to create a digital space that would deliver new services to students and faculty alike.

The solution

The college joined Fujitsu’s Education Ambassador programme and together they designed an Innovation Hub centred on a Fujitsu vShape platform, which provides server, storage and virtualisation in one single box.

The benefit

  • Fujitsu vShape provides an all-in-one pre-configured solution that is easily installed for a seamless migration
  • Allowed the college to investigate augmented reality to help students engage with their courses as well as a dedicated games design capability
  • Enhanced performance reduces the time it takes teachers to generate vital reports, relieving frustration and boosting productivity
  • By purchasing all components from a single vendor, costs have been cut by 25 per cent and time to deployment by 70 per cent


Read the full City College Coventry case study (570 KB/A4, 2 pages)