A next-generation data network places Kutztown University on the leading edge of educational technologies—now, and for many years to come.
With the installation of an Avaya Virtual Services Platform 9000 (Avaya VSP 9000), the IT team has launched the University on a journey into next-generation data networking. It’s a journey that is expected to reduce overall operating expenses, ensure the highest levels of flexibility and reliability, and enable the latest advances in data, voice, and video technology for years to come.
With its data center reaching capacity, Kutztown University needed to strategize for future growth to support state-of-the-art educational and administrative applications, with 24/7 uptime for students and faculty. Their goal was to develop a scalable, cost-efficient, energy and space-saving solution that could provide the required density and a clear pathway to network virtualization.
One Avaya VSP 9000 has already been installed for the residential network, and the University is strategizing toward an Avaya VSP 9000 installation for the administrative/academic network.
• A fully scalable architecture that provides immediate support for very high-density 1 and 10 Gigabit Ethernet, and future-readiness for 40 and 100 Gigabit Ethernet standards.
• Investment protection: infra-structure will accommodate future technological advances for many years to come.
• Cost savings and operational efficiencies are achieved through a simplified network infrastructure that speeds deployment of new systems and applications and allows for expansion without costly network re-engineering.
Server consolidation and virtualization can increase server utilization to 60-70% or more (current industry average being 10%) and provide energy and cooling savings of 50% or more.1 Rack space requirements can be reduced by 30% or more.
• High reliability, resiliency, and availability—helping to ensure 24/7 uptime for day and night usage by students and faculty.
1 Source: IDC, 2009