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Dimension Data provides scalable computing to a HK vocational institute

Nurdianah Md Nur | Dec. 3, 2015
By migrating its existing on-premise servers to Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform, the institute could effectively manage compute resources and heavy network loads.

Dimension Data yesterday (2 December 2015) announced that it will be helping a vocational education, training and professional development group in Hong Kong to migrate its on-premise servers to Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform (MCP).

The organisation provides valuable credentials to students each year through a range of pre-employment and in-service programmes with internationally recognised qualifications. It would experience huge spikes in traffic during the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (DSE) results announcement days, which would affect the online experience for its end-users and cause specific applications to fail.

To help the institute scale, Dimension Data reviewed the institute's firewall configuration and migrated two applications from its existing virtualised servers to the MCP. This enables the institute to effectively monitor its network facilities and provision high bandwidth during peak seasons. "Instead of purchasing ad-hoc resources to cope with spikes in demand, we decided to invest in a fully-managed solution that would help us better plan and manage its resources in the long run," said a spokesperson from the institute.

Besides that, Dimension Data consultants provided training to the organisation's IT team to ensure they were familiar with the new system and helped to identify areas that required fine-tuning. Dimension Data engineers were also on-site on the DSE announcement day in case emergency support was needed.

"Many enterprises are demanding tailored enterprise-grade cloud solutions and managed cloud services to deal with the growing computing demands despite their limited resources and budgets. We are delighted to that our solutions and consultants are able to address our client's pain points effectively," said Steve Lam, Managing Director at Dimension Data Hong Kong.


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