Case Study

Scaling the data center for technology-oriented education.

Universiti Malaysia Perlis (UniMAP) leveraged a purpose-built data center on its new campus to deploy a state-of-the-art, virtualized infrastructure that will serve the university and the state of Perlis for years to come.

“While it is good to know we’ve increased the performance and efficiency of our existing systems, at the end of the day deployment of the Juniper data center solution is all about what it enables us to do in the future.”

Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Universiti Malaysia Perlis

Overview

UniMAP is a fast-growing university that believes using the latest technology helps it attract bright students, top faculty members, and increased research funding. It has established a state-of-the-art, cloud data center to support its development and also serve local government in Perlis.

Business Challenge

Eliminate existing ICT operational constraints in order to support headcount growth and service expansion, using a new, virtualized data center that supports the university’s Green Campus policy.

Business Solution

UniMAP deployed Juniper Networks’ innovative QFabric System to provide high-performance, any-to-any connectivity and management simplicity within its new data center. It also uses Juniper Networks vSRX virtual firewall solution to enforce policy-driven security across its virtual networks.

Business Results

The university has improved the performance and security of around 50 management information systems while establishing a powerful, virtualized foundation for further service development. In doing so, it has made major improvements in energy efficiency and dramatically reduced the environmental footprint for its data center operations. At the same time, the infrastructure enables a new revenue stream from cloud services provisioning for external organizations.

“Juniper’s comprehensive approach to next-generation networking provides greater value to UniMAP and solves today’s most pressing network problems. The new network is fast, secure, scalable, reliable, and simple.”

Nasrudin Abd Shukor, Director of Information and Communication Technology (ICT), Universiti Malaysia Perlis

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