Educational Community Cloud Supports Learning Excellence
Kennisnet is a public educational organization that supports Dutch primary, secondary and vocational education institutions in the effective use of IT. Their challenges are to enable scalable and secure virtual data center services for education-related institutions and find cost effective, high-performance alternative to public cloud offerings. They chose Cisco to overcome these challenges. They have implemented community cloud built on FlexPod architecture, providing multitenant cloud services with server and application virtualization and shared infrastructure gives application providers better control of service quality and delivery. The results of implementing Cisco were agile and flexible infrastructure offering new capabilities from Infrastructure as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and space requirements reduced by 87 percent.