by February 18, 2014 0 comments

University for Petroleum and Energy studies (UPES), India’s first energy and core sector university has deployed a robust combination of Dell PowerEdge R710 servers and VMware vSphere5 server software to achieve scalability and upgrade their IT infrastructure. Dell’s solution has enabled UPES to increase data center density while reducing energy consumption by 50 percent. The solution which was deployed to fulfill the university’s increasing IT demands of their growing student population. The university has grown organically from 230 to 5,000 students, and this growth in turn has led to increasing student expectations relating to IT system performance. To deliver automated processes and e-learning in a smart environment, the university required scalable and effortless data center management.

UPES decided to investigate the possibility of using virtualization to lead their IT infrastructure expansion. In order to sustain the reputation as a forward thinking IT-focused institution, UPES required a technology partner. Choosing Dell as their partner from a choice of various other vendors, UPES deployed Dell PowerEdgeTM R710 servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors, and VMware® vSphereTM 5 server software. By implementing a robust virtual server infrastructure, UPES could manage the density of their data center seamlessly through the ability to deploy virtual machines on demand quickly to meet specific requirements of staffand students. Through Dell’s virtualization solutions, UPES observed improved physical server utilization, increasing from an average of 24 percent to 65 percent, resulting in the university optimizing their physical servers while using fewer resources through reducing energy consumption, physical space and IT team maintenance time.

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