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  • CQUniversity Australia has implemented HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity solutions to enhance its data storage and disaster recovery while reducing ownership costs
  • The contract with HPE will enable the university to increase IT speed and agility, shift resources from operations to innovation, and better align with the growing demands of its students and staff
  • The solutions offered by HPE are effective and efficient to meet the current and future needs of the University concerning storage, backup, disaster recovery and real-time data availability
  • The high-performance architecture will accelerate application performance and the ability to seamlessly address unpredictable demand, while offering business agility and resilience to mitigate risk
HPE GREENLAKE FLEX CAPACITY WITH STORAGE ENABLES ENHANCED DATA PROTECTION AND COST-EFFECTIVE SCALABILITY

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) today announced that CQUniversity Australia, one of the nation’s largest regional universities, has implemented HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity solutions to enhance its data storage and disaster recovery while reducing ownership costs.  

The new HPE storage and archive solution will enable CQU to keep pace with the ever-increasing demand to live-stream lectures, enhance teaching methods and materials for both online and on-campus students. 

The multi-year contract with HPE will enable the university to increase IT speed and agility, shift resources from operations to innovation, and better align with the growing demands of its students and staff. The new infrastructure includes the provision of Storage Networking, StoreOnce, 3PAR and HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity, adding to the Migration Services and the Support solution. The project is expected to be completed in 2018.

CQUniversity’s rapid shift to technology-enabled learning and multi-device connectivity over the past three years has seen network consumption increase dramatically, with more than 60 per cent of its student base, researchers and staff now simultaneously connecting to the networks during peak periods.

“CQUniversity is one of Australia’s fastest growing universities.. As the only university with a campus presence in every mainland state of Australia, and with almost half of our 30,000 plus student cohort studying online, we have very unique needs when it comes to database applications and storage, administrative systems and learning and teaching systems.” said Roy Pidgeon, Chief Information and Digital Officer, CQUniversity.

“We found that the solutions offered by HPE are effective and efficient to meet the current and future needs of the University concerning storage, backup, disaster recovery and real-time data availability. HPE also offers us the ability to pay only for the resources being used, and scaling on demand without overprovisioning or incurring exponential costs.” Pidgeon continued.

The overall proposition along with the flexibility to pay as per use will help CQUniversity lower its total cost of ownership. The high-performance architecture will also accelerate application performance and the ability to seamlessly address unpredictable demand, while offering business agility and resilience to mitigate risk.

“Data growth and app development in the education sector is expanding exponentially and putting pressure on IT to consolidate more data on less infrastructure, while also evaluating the right mix of on-campus and off-campus investments,” said Raj Thakur, vice president and general manager of hybrid IT, Hewlett Packard Enterprise Asia Pacific and Japan. “In a multi-cloud environment, HPE solutions allow institutions to rapidly provision infrastructure and apps, increase scalability, improve efficiency through automation and virtualisation, and reduce costs, without any compromise on security, governance, and control.”

For more information on HPE GreenLake Flex Capacity see https://www.hpe.com/au/en/services/flexible-capacity.html