Dimension Data has won a Cisco Unified Computing System (UCS) tender with Deakin University, broadening the two companies’ long-standing relationship.
The solution is designed to help the university bring together various silos within the datacentre into a unified architecture, using industry-standard technologies. Key components of this approach were the consolidation and virtualisation of compute, network and storage resources into a single energy-efficient system.
Dimension Data, in collaboration with Cisco, won the tender through a competitive process. The systems integrator’s enterprise architect, Jon Farrell, said the relationship with Deakin was a significant one for DiData, with a number of other rollouts having been completed in the past year.
DiData is also very happy with the way the UCS platform is tracking in the market, Farrell said.
“Over the last quarter we’ve seen an uptake in the technology – especially with education, corporate and government customers,” he said.
Deakin University has campuses in Geelong, Melbourne and Warrnambool in Victoria. In a release, Deakin University networks manager, Simon Mills, said the UCS platform was expected to bring significant benefits to the university.
“The deployment of the UCS will allow the department to be so much more responsive and efficient. It will enable us to maximise resources and give us the opportunity to shift from IT maintenance to technology innovation.”