Success Stories

Below you will find all the Success Stories of Sangfor, classified by Industry, such as Enterprises, Governments, Schools & Universities, etc.

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

10/09/2018
Customer Overview

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (abbreviated as UniSZA) is considered the biggest "comprehensive university" On the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia and as one of the most respected Islamic-based institution of higher learning in Malaysia. It has produced thousands of graduates in various fields since its establishment in 1980.

Customer Demand

There were 13 racks in their DC, absorbing too much electricity and space, and overloading the air conditioning, which was unable to provide a cool enough environment. Some servers were outdated and storage became bottlenecked. Because open source free BSD 11.0 was used for DR and backup, a specialized IT team was required to work with the online Veritas Backup system. The total IT system was in urgent need of renewal.
-Reduce the number of racks
-Reduce pressure of the cooling system
-DR and Backup solution should integrated
-Open source systems should be supported
-Operation and maintenance need to be simplified



Sangfor Education Cloud DC Solution

Sangfor’ s education cloud DC solution provides an overall hyper-converged solution, integrated DR and security to support all mission critical applications. A total of 6 nodes were deployed, with 3 nodes deployed at each production and DR site. Two sites were connected with IPVPN. VMs and Storage could now be backed up locally or remotely. Scheduling policies were implemented to move virtual machines between both locations. If a production server is down, a DR server will resume operations within an hour. Software defined architecture allows educational institutions to modify and upgrade their existing facilities into more location-independent, flexible and collaborative learning environments with low TCO.



Specifications of Sangfor Cloud DC Solution

Sangfor HCI (Hyperconverged Infrastructure) Solution, including aServer (specifications below), aSV (server virtualization), aSAN (storage virtualization), vNet (network virtualization), NFV– (vAF, vWAF, vAV), vNet backup (backup & DR) and centralized management GUI, were deployed.



Customer Benefits After deploying Sangfor Solution

-13 Racks reduced to 3 Racks saving 80% in electricity cost
-Operation and management is easier, with more than 60% of the maintenance workload unnecessary due to the centralized management portal.
-More than 100 applications are now supported, including web applications, an exam system, learning system, email and development system. IT infrastructure is now more reliable, due to integrated DR and backup solutions.
-The system is now more secure with vNGAF internal and external protection.
-All is provided with low TCO.

Why Choose Sangfor Solution

-Sangfor is a trusted provider of education platforms for more than 100 outstanding universities globally.
-Sangfor provides a tailor-made overall solution to support and protect all mission critical applications.
-The Sangfor solution provides built-in DR and continuous data protection
-A different name-brand vendor was considered as virtualization provider until it was discovered that the solution wouldn’ t work with an open source system, requiring a significant investment of time and money to overcome.
-A second name brand vendor suggested expanding the windows server, but it wouldn’ t work well with the online open source system and the migration would have taken a long time, with some apps needing to be rewritten.

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