Challenge
SURFsara wanted to reduce its energy consumption and improve uptime, while continuing to offer researchers quick and easy access to large volumes of computing power.
Solution
It worked with Dell Deployment Services and Dell Configuration Services to implement an energy-efficient, high-performing cluster based on Dell™ PowerEdge™ blade servers and Dell Force10 MXL blade switches.
Benefits
• Researchers have 24x7 access to computing and 99 percent uptime
• Organization meets green IT targets thanks to 40 percent reduction in energy consumption
• Researchers complete more research faster with 50 percent increase in computing power
• Cluster computing team delivers services quicker
• Configuration services ensure swift implementation