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Fujitsu’s Landmark Sustainability Collaboration with the University Alliance

""The collaboration between the three universities is an Australian first. It is to deliver data centre capacity at a lower cost than could be achieved independently, while securing greater flexibility and setting high standards for sustainability.""

Professor Margaret Gardner, AO, RMIT Vice-Chancellor and President

The customer

In 2009, three of Victoria’s leading tertiary institutions, the University of Melbourne, Monash University and RMIT University (the Alliance), instigated an innovative collaboration to develop a shared data centre that would make a significant contribution to reducing costs and cutting greenhouse gas emissions. The facility was to have the capacity to serve the exponentially growing administrative, educational and research needs of the allied Universities’ combined 200,000 students and staff.

The challenge

To expand the ability of three leading Victorian Universities to support core activities of teaching and research with an IT infrastructure capacity that is both cost effective and which would reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The solution

Fujitsu Green IT services and Data Centre services

The benefit

  • The concepts of sustainable data centres and emissions control become a business reality
  • Pooled data centre resources of the University Alliance has halved costs
  • Demonstrable leadership in sustainability


Download the University Alliance case study (476 KB/A4, 2 pages)