ELTE University: Cloud Transformation

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elte.jpgAt Hungary’s ELTE University, the IT Services Department operates the IT infrastructure, coordinates application development, and takes responsibility for thousands of PCs and hundreds of servers. It also had pressing issues to solve:

  • Ensure the IT infrastructure allowed for international collaboration with other universities.
  • Consolidate and optimize resources, since faculty had established and maintained its own IT infrastructure, creating a heterogeneous environment that was both complex and expensive to support.

With help from the Intel® Cloud Builders Program and Intel® Xeon® processors 5600 series, IT Services got the hardware support it needed for virtualization and central management capabilities for cloud-based services. The new cloud infrastructure helped to accelerate the integration of disparate IT systems across the university, eliminating the need for standalone servers and significantly reducing the number of physical machines. IT and storage virtualization helped to simplify data center management and enabled quick and safe system testing and upgrades. IT Services was able to establish 99.99 percent availability for IT management systems and student IT services.

“With the Intel Xeon processor 5600 series and the help of Intel Cloud Builder Program reference architectures, we were able to create a completely new IT infrastructure for both general IT services and HPC needs in one step,” explained  Dávid Ritter, CIO of the Department of IT Services for ELTE University.

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