- Category: News
- Published on Tuesday, 22 January 2013 16:01
IBM today announced that it has partnered with Lovely Professional University (LPU) to upgrade its hardware infrastructure and ensure efficient and optimized business performance. As part of an IT upgrade, the University chose to install the IBM BladeCenter solution which included the IBM Blade Server HX 5 as well as the Blade Center H chassis.
Since 2006, the University had been using 30 servers from IBM and HP and was keen on an infrastructure to run the campus ERP application - University Management System. They hence, needed a solution that would ensure efficient and optimized performance at any given point.
To meet the university’s need for a reliable and secure hardware infrastructure, IBM installed 14 bays of the BladeCenter solution which includes the IBM Blade Server HX 5 and Blade Center H chassis to ensure optimized performance at all times. The newly secured hardware infrastructure has now enabled the University to streamline their entire business process for which the University is heavily dependent on their ERP application called University Management System. The offering is reliable, allows ease of management while being cost-effective as well as scalable for future requirements.
“We had worked with IBM in the past and their expertise in their domain was the key to our decision in partnering with them. They not only understand our existing needs but also accommodate potential demands that will rise for us in the subsequent years. This vision is exemplary of a true industry leader and we look forward to this fruitful association in the coming years,” said Ashok Mittal, Chancellor, Lovely Professional University
“The education sector is thriving, as universities are rapidly beginning to realize the value addition technology and innovation play in this space today. IBM has partnered with several educational institutes, resonating our expertise in the domain of education. We are not only committed to helping businesses in the region transform themselves and succeed in a dynamic environment, but also work closely with a lot of universities across the country to improve and evolve IT skills to provide the best technical expertise. We look forward to a sustained relationship with the University,” said Jyothi Satyanathan, Director, Mid-Market and Inside Sales, IBM India/South Asia
IBM has a strong presence in Punjab with branches in Chandigarh and Ludhiana and has been working with clients in the region to provide advanced software and hardware solutions, technologies and services, to aid their business growth. IBM is also working with educational institutes in the region to impart advanced technical trainings and provide technical courses to train the local talent pool and make them industry ready.