Nutanix, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTNX), has announced its Enterprise Cloud OS software is helping Swinburne University of Technology build and manage a hybrid cloud, eliminating time-consuming and administrative tasks for the university’s IT team and final year students.
Located in Melbourne, Swinburne University of Technology is a world-ranked institution committed to providing an education to a section of society otherwise denied further education, including the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people of Australia. Swinburne has a curriculum that focuses and relies heavily on technology. The IT team at the university needed a way to deliver easy-to-use IT services to the students with a behind-the-scenes infrastructure that enabled them to scale and automate those services.
Swinburne deployed the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software to provide an efficient, self-service experience to the technology students for their final year projects. With the Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software, the self-service portal works like an application store, where students may browse, choose and deploy the IT solution they need for their final year projects, including complex mobile application development programs, with a single click. The students are also able to take advantage of other automated services, such as quickly procuring more storage when they need it. Behind the scenes, the university IT team uses Nutanix Calm to automate these processes and also migrate workloads and apps between cloud environments.
Prior to the deployment, building the infrastructure needed to support the students’ requests could take weeks, or even months. It created extra work for the IT team and the students had to wait a long time before they could start their programming projects. In addition, keeping up with IT requests from students required the manual and time-consuming task of setting up infrastructure in response to their needs. With Nutanix, Swinburne spends less time on provisioning services and the students themselves are more satisfied with IT support and productive in their studies. Other benefits Swinburne expects to achieve with Nutanix include better security, increased performance and IT vendor consolidation.
“We selected Nutanix Enterprise Cloud OS software because it supports our hybrid cloud strategy of migrating workloads back and forth between public cloud and on-premises without having to think about it,” said Simon Naughton, Director, Infrastructure and Operations, Information Technology at Swinburne. “However, the real benefit is for the students. Nutanix and our IT partner, Thomas Duryea Logicalis, help us keep Swinburne students focused on researching and developing the applications they are building, which ultimately provides them with a better education.”
“Universities across Australia, and particularly technology universities, are growing fast, and students expect the right digital resources to be in place to support their education. Swinburne understands this trend and has found a simple, modern way to use the hybrid cloud and ensure their students’ attention is focused on their education, not technology requests,” said Matt Young, Senior Vice President and Head of Asia Pacific and Japan, Nutanix. “With the Nutanix software, all the key elements for success are fully integrated into one simple solution.”