Many developed countries are focusing on their “knowledge economies” as traditional industries, such as manufacturing, are replaced by services-based sectors. It’s why centres of learning such as Trinity College, Dublin, are so important – and why its work is so crucial to the success of Ireland.
Among Trinity College’s many faculties sits the School of Computer Science and Statistics, which nurtures some of the finest computer and engineering brains in the country, and is also recognised internationally for its research. But the school faced a number of IT issues, challenging its continued development. Top of the list was a need for a disaster recovery (DR) plan, closely followed by greater scalability.
The school today is protecting its data with Dell EqualLogic SAN technology and maximising the performance of its applications with Dell™ PowerEdge™ servers running Hyper-V™ technology from Microsoft.
According to everyone involved at the university it all went smoothly and the hardest bit was making changes to the network rather than deploying the Dell disaster recovery and virtualized server solution. As Gerry O’Brien, Systems Manager at Trinity College puts it: “The Dell solution was the easy part.”
What’s exciting to hear is that data can be restored in a matter of hours in case of an emergency – and a request for a new application or server can be met in minutes. But, above all, it’s great to know that the new IT infrastructure is helping develop the talents of individuals who could become Ireland’s future captains of industry.
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