|[December 06, 2017]
Nutanix Boosts Operational Efficiency for College of Business, City University of Hong Kong
(NASDAQ: NTNX), a leader in enterprise cloud computing, today announced
that City University of Hong Kong's College of Business has boosted
operational efficiency since July 2016, as a result of the deployment of
the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform.
Implementing the Nutanix solution has resulted in greater operational
effectiveness of the IT environment at the university. Virtual desktop
log-on times have improved by more than 50 percent with 20 percent
faster desktop provisioning. Playing HD quality YouTube (News - Alert) videos as part
of the lectures and tutorials has used 30 percent less CPU power on its
Nutanix platform than the previous legacy infrastructure.
Providing a superior learning experience is imperative for the City
University of Hong Kong's College of Business. In order to cater to an
expanding student base, City University needed a more agile IT
infrastructure to support the setup of two more teaching laboratories in
addition to their existing four laboratories. They decided on the
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud Platform because of its simplicity when running
projects in a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI). The ability to scale
up easily while allowing detailed performance analytics, fast deployment
time and high read-write performance were critical, as these are key
factors required in an educational institution where hundreds of
students are accessing information at any given time.
"Nutanix as an ideal solution because it addressed all the challenges
unique to an educational institution while cutting down our IT costs and
boosting efficiency. Previously, we had a legacy multi-tier VDI server
infrastructure comprising solutions from multiple vendors. This included
a total of 17 rack units of blade servers, storage systems and
fibre-channel SAN switches. All that has been whittled down to just two
rack units of Nutanix that handle computing and storage, thus freeing up
over 70 percent of the rack space we previously used. One year in, we've
seen very positive results which have benefitted both our staff and
students," said Mr. Adams CHAN, Senior Manager, City University Hong
With the Nutanix solution, the system update took merely three hours in
a fully automated and unattended process - a quarter of the time it took
previously to update the system with the legacy infrastructure. This
meant that the IT administrators have time to focus on more value-added
"We are happy that City University is now enjoying faster performance,
higher reliability and reduced IT management overhead by using the
Nutanix Enterprise Cloud. Nutanix has extensive experience providing
tertiary institutions with solutions that cater to their unique
requirements, and we are now looking to expand our collaboration with
City University as they continue to enhance their IT infrastructure,"
said Matt Young, SVP and Head of APJ at Nutanix.
Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the
applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix
Enterprise OS Cloud Software leverages web-scale engineering and
consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and
storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine
intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like
infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application
mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications and services.
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