JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that The Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University (UIN) Yogyakarta has adopted IBM's smarter computing approach to IT to improve the quality of the education process through highly collaborative learning services.
Founded in 1951, UIN is one of the leading private universities in Central Java with a student population of more than 15,000 from across Indonesia. To keep pace with the growing demands of the academic community – which is the heart of nation's competitive engine – UIN turned to IBM Global Technology Services to build a smarter computing infrastructure. The technical goals were to streamline learning processes, improve the economics of the administration system and increase overall computing and data storage utilization."We have been working on ways to increase the university's quality and involvement in solving the nation's problems through scientific approaches and advanced technologies for a number of years," said Agung Fatwanto, Head of IT Department, at Sunan Kalijaga Islamic State University. "With this project we wanted to simplify our IT environment and at the same time enable it to provide learning and administrative services in a combined and collaborative manner, sharing processes and technology within the campus and online." At the heart of the new infrastructure are IBM's high performance IBM BladeCenter server systems and IBM Storwize V7000 Unified Storage Systems, all integrated with the university's existing infrastructure through integration services from IBM GTS. Designed with high-powered, efficient, yet small footprint blade servers, the IBM BladeCenter system offers greater energy efficiencies and takes up less floor space than traditional server systems. IBM storage solutions like IBM Storwize V7000 help customers free up shrinking IT budgets through automation, storage virtualization, and cloud-based storage while effectively managing data growth.
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