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University of Dundee

The University of Dundee drives academic innovation while giving students fast, stable web access across campus with a transformational network solution.

Named Scottish University of the Year in The Times & Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017 and voted one of the top 10 universities in the U.K. by students taking part in the National Student Survey.

Working in partnership with Dell EMC, we delivered a solution that would enhance the University's academic-led innovation.

Project successes

100%

Reliability with single points of network failure cut to zero

63%

Reduction in network complexity and management time.

110%

Happier students who can new work outage-free.

The Problem

The University of Dundee needed to replace its switching infrastructure and establish a foundation on which to deliver its One IT Strategy, a plan to support academic-led innovation with robust enterprise systems.

Furthermore, the university wanted a financing solution that enabled predictable, monthly payments for its IT.

What needed to be delivered

  • Replace switching intrastructure
  • Establish foundation to deliver One IT Strategy
  • Support academic-led innovation

Our solution

Circle delivered a joint response with Dell EMC that highlighted the close working relationship between both parties. 
The university awarded the network project to Circle IT and Dell EMC Networking experts, to design a solution.

Furthermore, the university wanted a financing solution that enabled predictable, monthly payments for its IT.

What we did

  • Complete overhaul of their network
  • Installed a modular based infrastructure
  • Increased their storage capacity
  • Installed a robust network security system
  • Provided new servers powered by Intel® Xeon® processors

People don’t always realise the number of services we can offer to help with research or study programmes. We can provide a more visible service thanks to our Dell EMC network and help people gain the full transformational impact that IT offers in education.

Jonathan Monk — Director of IT, University of Dundee

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