Dell enables GLA University to manage workload, cut server issues

Dell enables GLA University to manage workload, cut server issues
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Dell Technologies on Tuesday said it has helped Mathura, Uttar Pradesh-based GLA University streamline operations, manage workload, cut costs and digitally transform its systems.

A jointly engineered hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) system with Dell EMC VxRail and VMware enabled GLA to manage its workload and applications, a statement said. The project, it said, was completed in two weeks. 

Dell EMC VxRail offers features such as storage, networking and virtualization resources on a single device, and provides a storage area network (SAN) in two rack units. 

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The Round Rock, Texas headquartered technology solutions provider addressed issues such as unscheduled maintenance and long downtimes due to user overload, the statement said. The university had earlier invested in individual servers and outsourced its admission processes, which increased IT investments and overhead costs, and required significant manpower. 

“They needed a comprehensive solution to streamline operations and an effective single console alternative for their current server system. With our VxRail solution, GLA University has modernised their data centre,” Amit Luthra, director and general manager of storage platforms and solutions at Dell, said. 

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The deployment of the HCI framework also helped the university deliver lifecycle management on an integrated hardware and software stack, the statement said. Additionally, the solution kept the servers up and running, requiring only one team member to manage the server infrastructure. 

The university realised lower expenditure in terms of manpower and training, an 80% reduction in time spent dealing with mundane tasks, even as server issues declined 90%, the statement said.