MUMBAI: University for Petroleum and Energy studies (UPES), India’s ﬁrst energy and core sector university has arrayed a robust combination of Dell PowerEdge R710 servers and VMware vSphere5 server software to attain scalability and upgrade their IT infrastructure.
Dell’s solution has allowed UPES to increase data center density while plummeting energy consumption by 50 percent. The solution from its barrio was deployed to fulﬁll the university’s snowballing IT demands of their swelling student population.
The university has grown organically from 230 to 5,000 students, and this growth from its quarter has in turn led to increasing student expectations relating to IT system performance. To afford automated processes and e-learning in a smart environment, the university required scalable and effortless data center management.
UPES decided to explore the possibility of using virtualization to lead their IT infrastructure expansion. In order to sustain the reputation as a forward thinking IT-focused institution, UPES required a technology partner. Choosing Dell as their partner from a choice of various other vendors, UPES deployed Dell PowerEdge R710 servers power-driven by Intel Xeon processors, and VMware vSphere 5 server software.
By way of implementing a robust virtual server infrastructure, UPES could manage the density of their data center seamlessly through the ability to deploy virtual machines on demand quickly to meet speciﬁc requirements of staﬀ and students. Through Dell’s virtualization solutions, UPES observed improved physical server utilization, increasing from an average of 24 percent to 65 percent, resulting in the university augmenting their physical servers while using scarcer resources by means of reducing energy consumption, physical space and IT team maintenance time.
Dr. Ashish Bharadwaj, CIO, University of Petroleum and Energy Studies reportedly quipped that: “Reliability has been the hallmark of our relationship with Dell. As we work towards building scalable and virtual classrooms of the future, which oﬀer more mobility and ﬂexibility to the way our students learn, we look forward to continuing our partnership with Dell.”