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UCSC deploys first-ever government vCloud


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University of Colombo School of Computing (UCSC) became the first-ever governmental institute and first-ever academic institution to own a Software Defined Data Centre powered by Vmware vCloud suite. With this new Development University of Colombo School of Computing now has a private cloud infrastructure consisting of Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Management technologies that enables Server Virtualisation, Network and Security Virtualisation, Storage Virtualisation, Operations Management, Availability, Automation, Orchestration and Provisioning. This allows the UCSC to automate most of the data centre operations, centralise the management of IT operations and create a highly reliable ICT infrastructure stated UCSC Director Professor Gihan Wikramanayake. He further stated that UCSC has plans to extend this cloud solution and Virtualisation model to promote energy efficiency and green IT initiations. “VSIS is proud to be a part of this project which is a remarkable milestone of the Sri Lankan University system. We are confident that UCSC will be able to reap many benefits from this solution which extends to the latest technologies such as Software Defined Networking (SDN) and Virtual Private Data Centres (VPDC) stated VSIS Managing Director Priyanga Gunasekera. VSIS is a leading System Integrator and an Enterprise Business Partner for Vmware in Sri Lanka. Under the motto ‘The Technology Partner That Powers Business’ VSIS has been providing ICT solutions to many organisations in Governmental, Telecommunication, Banking, Finance and commercial sectors. In its four years of operations VSIS has provided total ICT infrastructure solutions to many leading institutions in Sri Lanka. VMware is the leader in virtualisation and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable businesses to thrive in the Cloud era. Customers rely on VMware to help them transform the way they build, deliver and consume Information Technology resources in a manner that is evolutionary and based on their specific needs. With 2012 revenues of $ 4.61 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers and 55,000 partners. The company is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the world and can be found online at www.vmware.com.

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