University of Wales Trinity Saint David (UWTSD) has appointed Circle to undertake a major IT project for the university. The upgrade will create a modern, energy-efficient network infrastructure to improve the overall use of technology for students, staff and visitors at each of the university’s campuses.
As part of the project, the company will provide the new IT infrastructure for the university’s new £300m SA1 Swansea Waterfront development as well as working on its wider Network Blueprint.
Circle IT is a leading provider of IT infrastructure, networking, managed services and strategic consultancy with strong expertise in the education sector with clients including Oxford University, The University of Dundee and Cardiff Metropolitan University. The large scale technically complex solutions that they provide are ideal for the HE sector due to complex needs and large sprawling campuses.
UWTSD’s Executive Head of Information Technology & Systems, James Cale said: “We are delighted to be working with Circle on what is a major IT project for the University. This project will not only have a positive impact on our students’ experience but also on our staff and visitors. Information Technology plays a significant role in the education sector and by investing in this key project, the University has shown the high importance placed on Student experience at UWTSD.
“As well as providing the IT Infrastructure for the university’s new SA1 Swansea Waterfront development, Circle IT will also be working with us on our wider Network Blueprint as well as replacing our existing SAN (Storage Area Network) for the whole University. Much effort has gone into designing the new SA1 Swansea Waterfront development network, SAN and Network Blueprint and we are in the final stages of completing the high-level design and planning.”
Circle's CEO Roger Harry said: “We are thrilled to have been awarded this project to provide a new IT infrastructure for the SA1 Swansea Waterfront Development as well as working with the University on their wider Network Blueprint and replacing their existing SAN. Our team has strong expertise in the education sector and we have seen first-hand the impact technology can have on teaching & learning and student experience. The key aspects of the project are:
Replacement of entire existing Datacenter infrastructure to deliver a synchronous fault tolerant solution across the Swansea and Carmarthen campus to deliver the core requirements.
Network Blueprint design to review current Carmarthen, Lampeter, London, Swansea and Cardiff campus networks and invest in the wider University Network
A modern, energy efficient, network infrastructure, leading to a reduction in the University’s emissions output and carbon footprint
A new and consistent security design across both wired and wireless networks
A new simplified Guest Wi-Fi solution
New SA1 Waterfront development IT Infrastructure
An enhanced user experience for all network users to ensure staff and students alike enjoy seamless, secure, reliable and fast connectivity
Simplifying access to the wireless network and increasing flexibility via eduroam
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