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).