Leading data centre transforms University network

Tags: case study | network | data centre | security | data storage

As one of the UK’s most successful, enterprising universities, with a tradition of ground breaking research, it was important for the University of Salford to offer the very best ICT services to reflect its dynamism.

With almost 16,000 undergraduates, nearly 4,000 postgraduates and approximately 2,600 staff, it was vital to have a data centre network that was innovative and would support a new virtualised server and storage requirements.

With the majority of its server estate approaching the end of its life and most of the infrastructure located in a single data centre with limited disaster recovery capability, the University turned to BT to upgrade it.

BT provided the University of Salford with a Cisco® Data Center 3.0 to support voice, data and a full suite of applications and services used across multiple campus buildings.

Read the full case study to find out how this was achieved.