FlexPod private cloud infrastructure for Institute of Technology Carlow

With more than 6,000 students, the Institute of Technology Carlow is focused on academic, personal and professional achievement in 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 Institute of Technology Carlow
The Challenge

With the natural aging of the existing ICT infrastructure and expansion at the Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow), a whole new generation of users needed to be facilitated. Working with the existing Cisco enterprise class network, the focus was on the services layer of the project. The strategy consolidated 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. It provides agility to present IT Carlow’s ICT environment for staff and students 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 was impressive and a key factor in the 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 virtual desktop deployment scenarios. "

Fergal Flanagan, IT Manager