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Victoria University of Wellington

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Keeping the data center and disaster recovery on

When Victoria University of Wellington experiences an earthquake, it needs consistent security policies and simplified operations to protect data and maintain uptime. The university’s Information Technology Services team used Cisco firewall geo-clustering technology to build safeguards and security into its network and technology environment.

Summary

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Challenges

  • Link campus data center with mirrored disaster recovery site
  • Help ensure high availability of data centers in earthquake-prone region
  • Streamline operations, security policies, reduce IT costs to support academic community
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Solutions

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Results

  • Helped enable consolidation of multisite data center policies that are easy to set up and use
  • Facilitated data center redundancy to ensure high availability in earthquake-prone area
  • Lowered cost of ownership by 20%
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What they're saying

"With the geo-clustered configuration, the team was able to manage hundreds of applications all in-house, and easily share security policies."

Simon Warren, Senior Networking Engineer, Victoria University of Wellington
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Who is Victoria University of Wellington?

Industry: Education
Location: Wellington, New Zealand
Size: 22,000 students, 2,500 academic and professional staff members