Another VMware Cloud: Oxford University Runs Their Hybrid Cloud on VMware
Dr. Stuart Lee, Director of Computing Systems and Services at Oxford University, shares how the oldest university in the world was able to develop a Database-as-a-Service solution with the help of VMware and vCloud Provider, Colt. Read more about their solution on the vCloud blog: http://ow.ly/aarDx.
Oxford University is one of the oldest universities in the world. Their Computing Service (OUCS) needed to administer a secure database-as-a-service (DBaaS) solution to manage and share research data. VMware's Hybrid Cloud has enabled OUCS to build a DBaaS that is shared by Oxford Colleges and other research universities. Hybrid Cloud was the only solution able to overcome security restrictions on datasets which require on-premise location. Increased data protection and improved service levels have enhanced their reputation in research excellence and now proven in production, DBaaS will now be offered as a service to all major UK research universities.
"Access to information is critical to maintain our position as the world's top university and we needed a flexible, scalable infrastructure. After doing our own research, we decided a Hybrid Cloud as best suited to our requirements. The vCloud datacentre service combined with Colt's pedigree in information delivery, was the natural choice for us."
— Dr Stuart Lee, Director of IT, University of Oxford
Source: Another VMware Cloud: Oxford University Runs Their Hybrid Cloud on VMware (Youtube).