HANOI, Vietnam, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that The University of Information Technology (UIT), a member of Vietnam National University, has installed a new Smarter Computing solution based on IBM PureSystems. In a separate agreement also being signed today, IBM and UIT disclosed their intent to further work together in the emerging fields of IT education in Vietnam.
UIT will use the system to build a cloud platform which will host university's virtual campus. New training courses, online applications, and other services will be developed and tested in this cloud environment. In addition, IBM PureSystems will support selected scientific projects across the fields of IT systems, computer science, computer engineering, software engineering, and network communications.
"To stay ahead of curve, it is critical for students and lecturers to have constant access to the university's training resources. We want to develop a 'virtual campus' that can be tailored to the needs of our expanding academic community," said Duong Anh Duc, Rector of UIT. "We have been looking for an IT infrastructure that can fundamentally change the experience and economics in the way we manage our IT. IBM's PureSystems technology is deeply integrated and tuned, capturing top notch expertise from thousands of data deployments, providing us with easy access to diverse workloads."Established in 2006, UIT, a member of Vietnam National University, is one of the leading universities in Vietnam. It aims at equipping students and IT professionals with new technology skills to prepare them for the jobs of the future. It is particularly focused on scientific research curricula and advanced information and communications technologies that can be applied to elevate the role Vietnam plays in the ASEAN region. IBM provided UIT with a solution consisting of IBM PureFlex System, IBM Tivoli Service Delivery Manager and IBM Workload Deployer - a hardware appliance that enables access to IBM middleware virtual images and patterns to easily, quickly and repeatedly create application environments that can be securely deployed and managed in a private cloud. This Smarter Computing IT infrastructure helps UIT provide cloud-based applications to support virtual education services to the students and university staff. The new system will also free up UIT's internal IT resources and enhance student experience.