KL University Chooses HP Converged Cloud To Enhance Research Facility For Students, Scholars And Faculty

K L UniversityKL University today announced that it has selected HP Converged Cloud solutions to enhance research capability through increased IT availability, efficient utilization of its IT infrastructure and to drive employability for its students with immersive learning experiences and HP Certification programs.

Spread across a 50 acre campus, KL University houses more than 74 academic laboratories across multiple disciplines including Engineering, Science, Humanities, Management, and Commerce. Additionally, the University also supports up to 25 research laboratories, six industry collaboration labs and four centres of excellence. 46 research groups work in these laboratories conducting research in areas sponsored by different governmental agencies such as Department of Science & Technology (DST), All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), University Grants Commission (UGC), Naval Science & Technological Laboratory (NSTL), and Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) among others.

With an increase in student intake, KL University wanted to centralize its datacenter operations to foster collaboration between research teams spread across various academic disciplines. The University required a scalable technology infrastructure in the cloud to meet the dynamic IT demands of the research groups, faculty, scholars and students. The University was on the look-out for a simplified network infrastructure that could host their applications, anywhere, in the data center or the cloud; and that users can access anywhere, and from any device.

To address this, KL University selected HP Converged Cloud Solutions which include a state-of-art Data Centre housing the HP CloudSystem Matrix which integrates servers, storage, networking, security and management and deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for its users according to their research requirements. The University has also enhanced its network experience by implementing a complete suite of unified wired & wireless network, which proudly out-lines campus Wi-FI by having industry’s latest & best 802.11ac.

“Established in 1980, KL University has always been at the forefront of technology adoptions that enable our students to innovate,” said, Mr Koneru Satyanarayna, President, KL University. “With HP Converged Cloud, we can improve our IT efficiency while providing students with a highly scalable environment that accommodates their research requirements and other computing needs.”

The HP solution, consisting of HP Software-Defined Storage; HP 3PAR Storserv 7000 and HP Data Protector is adopted to effortlessly store, protect, and manage the massive data generated by the student and research groups on campus. HP Unified network management has been implemented to manage the entire network and includes HP Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) solution to provide flexibility to users, allowing them to have their devices connected to the network seamlessly. With this, KL University is also slated to become the first university in the country to implement the latest wireless solutions, introduced by HP.

To enable students to cope with the latest IT trends, help connect with industry, and to be employable,

KL University has collaborated with HP Education Services to introduce their latest innovation, HP VideoBook, to provide an enhanced, immersive learning experience for students by augmenting the text reading experience with online videos that provide them with industry relevant and job ready technology know-how. In addition, HP Accredited Technical Associate certifications on cloud computing validate real-world skills and allow students to gain credentials that prepare them for employment.

“To enhance students’ skill sets and make them job-ready, educational institutions need to offer advanced facilities and the latest infrastructure,” said V. Ramachandran, Country Manager-Cloud Division, HP India. “HP Converged Cloud solutions meet KL University’s objective of having a flexible, reliable, secure and scalable cloud environment to operate efficiently and help students acquire the skills they need for the future.”

The University has made these first of its kind significant investments to implement a comprehensive HP Converged Cloud solution in the education segment to impart quality education and equip students with industry relevant technologies, enabling them to become globally competitive.

“By deploying HP Converged Cloud solutions and certifications, KL University can now offer dynamic IT services and applications on demand, enabling it to respond quickly to growing student needs while reducing overall infrastructure costs and enhancing the employability of its students in today’s job market”, said Dr.LSS Reddy, Pro-Vice Chancellor, KL University.

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