Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise began 2015 with an industry recognition award for the company’s initiatives to help customers update data centers and improve their communications infrastructure through the incorporation of new technology. The recognition was made in January 2015 at the Data Center Market Awards in Spain.
Based on innovative projects and technologies in the data center field, the award was judged and given by the staff at Spanish publishing group BPS. Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise customer, University of Extremadura, demonstrated how technology delivers business outcome benefits to a customer which helped earn the award. The University, which spans four campuses required a network infrastructure that could support approximate 20,000 students, staff and other professionals.
The implementation of this solution improves the educational, administrative and management activities of all the university staff by creating a secure data storage environment across campuses separated by 100 km. With this, the University gives students, teachers, administration and services staff better access to the storage of data they work with, and to specific applications used by each group. IT department also has full visibility and control of the data center virtual machines, and is able to separate and balance the traffic between the users and the data center via SPB (shortest path bridging) technology.
The products used to implement the updated network include the OmniSwitch™ family for data centers (Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 10K and Alcatel-Lucent OmniSwitch 6900) and the virtual machine and network management system provided by Alcatel-Lucent OmniVista™ 2500.