FlexPod private cloud infrastructure for IT Carlow hosts high performance virtualization solution

With more than 6,000 students, the Institute of Technology Carlow is focused on academic, personal and professional achievement within a supportive environment. Achieving and maintaining an agile infrastructure that provides a dynamic response to the current and future needs of staff, student and stakeholder clients is paramount for IT Carlow's growth.

FlexPod private cloud infrastructure for IT Carlow hosts high performance virtualization solution
The Challenge

With the natural aging of the existing ICT infrastructure and expansion  at IT Carlow to incorporate a dedicated high bandwidth media network to support academic programmes in TV, Media and Sports Analysis, a whole new generation of users needed to be facilitated. Working with the existing Cisco enterprise class network, which included a Nexus high speed fabric interconnect, the focus was on the services layer of the project. The strategy was to consolidate as much of the data centre server and storage on to a resilient, high performance and infinitely scalable integrated architecture that could scale to meet the future needs of the Institute as it expands its activities.

The Solution

Trilogy Technologies, implemented and configured a FlexPod converged Private Cloud Infrastructure, which included Cisco Servers, VMware and NetApp Storage.

The Result

IT Carlow now has an enterprise class systems infrastructure based on an industry leading FlexPod platform that can grow vertically and horizontally as the business dictates. The Flexpod Infrastructure hosts a high performance desktop and application virtualization solution, running VMware View and Application Jukebox capable of expanding seamlessly, providing agility to present IT Carlow’s ICT environment for staff and students, whenever, wherever and on whatever device is appropriate for their needs.

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achievements

  • High performance desktop and application virtualization solution capable of expanding seamlessly, to provide agility to present IT Carlow’s ICT environment
  • Enterprise class systems infrastructure that can grow vertically and horizontally as the business dictates

client perspective

" Trilogy delivered the entire project on time and to budget. Trilogy’s desire to get an in-depth understanding of our business strategy from day one was impressive and a key factor in the ultimate success of the project. Their analytical skills were also thankfully matched by their technical competencies in building the FlexPod infrastructure across both data centres and then setting up the various virtual desktop deployment scenarios. "

Fergal Flanagan, IT Manager