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VIT wins Vmware IT Excellence Award' 2015 for education sector

Leading engineering institution, VIT University, sought to consolidate their IT infrastructure, and deliver environment to their faculty, and departments.A self-service portal would allow individuals to raise requests simply, and easily, while virtualization would enable quick provisioning, and ready availability.

This would be a step towards a “Virtualize first” practice for the University. The deployment was an industry first in the Indian education space for its choice of a private cloud host.

“As VIT grows, we cannot keep investing endlessly in hardware. So we chose virtualization, which would enable a self-service portal for different departments to request resources. VMware made this shift seamlessly, providing greater availability, and offering deeper insights into the IT infrastructure. This makes future planning much easier, and more accurate”, says
Mr. Mohan Kumar Senior Systems Manager, VIT University

BUSINESS NEEDS

• Consolidation of all academic process-related servers in the data center
• Creation of a self-service portal and the delivery of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) for academic departments seeking Virtual Machines (VMs)
• Introduction of a “Virtualize first” policy for all future deployments

VMWARE FOOTPRINT

VMware vCloud Suite Standard

VIRTUALIZED APPLICATIONS

• Microsoft SQL database
• Oracle database
• Admission servers

HIGHLIGHTS

• Virtualization for high availability, scalability, and reliability of academic process-critical applications
• Reduced hardware footprint
• Easier, quicker provisioning of VMs
• Reduced costs
• Greater insights into the IT infrastructure
• First-time private cloud deployment in the Indian education space