Dumfries and Galloway College

Virtualised server estate and applications

for a flexible shared learning environment

This solution enabled the College to improve core infrastructure stability and increase productivity.

Eric Dunbar, IT Manager at Dumfries and Galloway College

The Background

Located in southern Scotland, Dumfries and Galloway College is a further and higher education facility with its main campus at Dumfries and a second located 75 miles west in Stranraer.

The Challenge

Existing IT infrastructure was struggling to cope with demand; moving the Dumfries campus to a purpose-built facility was the catalyst to create a new data centre and infrastructure to support staff and students.

The Solution

A virtualised server estate using HP, Microsoft and VMware technologies, with a design better able to support the College’s Shared Learning Environment.

The Result

Considerable cost savings and efficiency gains plus more flexible working. A Shared Learning Environment means students from neighbouring establishments can access data from the network; the College could provide improved services to users, including moving from a fixed teaching environment to a flexible learning environment.

 

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