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Case Study: University of Western Australia

Raising global standing through data center modernization

University of Western Australia (UWA) chose Cisco ACI, an industry-leading software-defined networking (SDN) solution, Cisco HyperFlex, and Cisco UCS as the foundation of its IT service delivery framework. This not only serves the university’s two campuses in Western Australia, but also the researchers and universities with which UWA collaborates around the world.

Summary

Challenges

  • Regain control over the cost of a scattershot collection of technology resources and mushrooming data environment
  • Establish IT consistency, visibility, and control
  • Integrate three data centers with a software-defined network
  • Establish a ‘cloud first’ model

Results

  • Integrated remote data centers with an offsite colocation facility
  • Singular operating--with administrative simplicity, workload portability, and automated disaster recovery
  • Improved IT consistency, visibility, and control 
  • Increased the quality and value of research data 
  • Helped improve the university’s global ranking

What they’re saying

Our Cisco ACI network is the heart and pulse of everything we deliver on campus, and it’s our gateway to the cloud.

Warwick Calkin Chief Digital and Information Officer, UWA

Who is University of Western Australia?

Industry: Education
Location: Australia
Size: 3,000+ employees
Website: https://www.uwa.edu.au/