Datalan

University of Žilina
More modern and efficient IT infrastructure

A safer, more efficient, more flexible and highly cost-effective IT infrastructure in a new design.

Facts
High numbers of students, staff and educational and study data created a strong requirement at the university for effective integration and coordination of everything concerned, which was resolved by comprehensive upgrading of infrastructure. The project included expanding and modernising info communication technologies, consolidation and design of a customised IT infrastructure, virtualisation of servers in a new data centre, backing up and high availability of data, renovating hardware and software, and also the furnishing of new indoor equipment in lecture auditoria and classrooms, created better conditions for teaching and learning, such as a top video conference system.

Solution
DATALAN provides comprehensive coverage of the customer’s server infrastructure, including the implementation of a virtual infrastructure, construction of a fibre optic SAN infrastructure, implementation of a storage disk array and likewise a solution for full data infrastructure backup. Modern IT infrastructure ensures all systems operate and are ready to handle a load comparable to the environment in a smaller bank covering 300 servers. The university's IT infrastructure is highly flexible, robust, scalable, serviceable, and able to immediately meet all present and future requirements. The developed solution fulfils the university’s special requirements and brings significant improvement with little investment.

Benefits
- Maximum efficiency, including a more than 50% lower expenditure on IT infrastructure, reduction in operating costs, energy savings up to 80% and significant savings in the amount of space for infrastructure
- Faster and more flexible systems, with the university able to launch new systems within a few minutes, literally in a few clicks, without having to purchase new hardware
- Automation instead of manual production, meaning in practice that where administrators could initially manage up to 20 servers, today they are able to take care of 300 virtualised servers
- Customised uniqueness with a combination of multi-level virtualisation using the most modern technologies on a platform of HP Blade server and HP EVA data repositories, while the whole solution is remotely monitored and any new situations can be solved proactively
- Higher security


DATALAN is able to suggest and implement powerful and economical solutions, efficiently working even without major investment.

Ing Jozef MUŽÍK
Director, Institute of Information and Communication Technologies

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