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