JAKARTA, Indonesia April 27, 2012 IBM
Central Java Indonesia
"We have been working on ways to increase the university’s quality and involvement in solving the nation’s problems through scientific approaches and advanced technologies for a number of years," said Agung Fatwanto, Head of IT Department, at Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University. "With this project we wanted to simplify our IT environment and at the same time enable it to provide learning and administrative services in a combined and collaborative manner, sharing processes and technology within the campus and online."
At the heart of the new infrastructure are IBM’s high performance IBM BladeCenter server systems and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage Systems, all integrated with the university’s existing infrastructure through integration services from IBM GTS.
Designed with high-powered, efficient, yet small footprint blade servers, the IBM BladeCenter system offers greater energy efficiencies and takes up less floor space than traditional server systems. IBM storage solutions like IBM Storwize V7000 help customers free up shrinking IT budgets through automation, storage virtualization, and cloud-based storage while effectively managing data growth.
In addition, the V7000’s IBM System Storage Easy Tier technology helps optimize system efficiency by automatically placing data at the most strategic storage level. For example, more commonly used data is automatically and dynamically placed on built-in Solid State Drives for fast access, while less frequently accessed data is placed on more cost-effective storage systems – all without disruption to applications.
IBM GTS’s Networking, Site and Facilities Services focus on designing, implementing and managing networking and application environments optimized for integrated business communications, a necessity in a large campus like UIN’s Sunan Kalijaga.
One of the early byproducts of the new infrastructure is UIN’s first e-learning curricula for selected science, technology and science education subjects, which was rolled out at the beginning of 2012. The technologies have also helped the university more effectively manage dramatic peaks in utilization, during such times as registration of new students, course enrolment, exam schedule postings, grades posting and graduation enrolment – all times when students access the system in droves.
The new IT infrastructure has also improved UIN’s administrative capacity by enabling students to register online without glitches or delays. As online activity increased another hot issue for university management was relieved – limited on-campus parking and study room availability.
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