VMware Case Study: Anadolu University
Anadolu University (AU) is one of Turkey's most important universities, with its 12 faculties, three of which offer distance learning, six academies, one state institution, 2 vocational colleges, 9 institutes, 27 research & development centers and 15 research & development & application units. As the first university in Turkey to apply distance learning through its Open Plan Faculty, the AU is among several such institutions in the world with more than 1 million students. Anadolu University (AU) wanted to solve storage and backup problems and reduce infrastructure costs in line with rising server needs. The number of servers was cut from 48 to 8 thanks to the VMware Virtualization solution. A total of 120 virtual machines are running on 8 VMware server machines.