Wednesday, November 19, 2014

IIHT has partnered with Dell to deliver and Design their Learning-as-a-Service solutions in a way which is highly unique. Dell’s software-defined networking approach comprises of Dell Networking core switches, Dell PowerEdge servers and Dell PowerVault storage and this is the solution which has simplified the network complexity at IIHT by 90%, thereby improving the pricing model.
Presently, IIHT has made presence in around 200 Indian centers through which it provides outsourced e-learning solutions to its enterprise customers, located in 19 countries across the globe. The biggest challenge while doing this was keeping all the software updated to its latest version. For this IIHT needed an effective and scalable cloud solution to meet the challenge.
At this stage IIHT Cloud Solutions decided to establish a public cloud to deliver e-learning cloud services to the training industry. Once the internal pilot of its cloud services solution was done the company called for proposals from various vendors. It conducted a proof of concept on the solution proposed by each vendor, and finally chose the Dell solution consisting of Dell PowerEdge M610 servers housed in Dell PowerEdge M1000E blade enclosures and Dell PowerEdge R510 servers, Dell Networking Z9000 core switches, Dell PowerConnect M6348 switches and M6230 switches and Dell PowerVault MD1220 direct attached storage.
“Today, we can provide a cost-effective environment to train users on technology that provides an attractive pricing model for enterprise companies. This is because we’ve managed to reduce the total cost of ownership of our cloud solution by 40 percent primarily through the simplified management and provisioning using Software Defined Networking and a 45 percent decrease in energy consumption from the reduced port density achieved with Dell Networking’s Active Fabric elements including Dell Networking Z9000 switches,” said Shivajee Sharma, President and CIO, IIHT Cloud Solutions.
Amandeep Singh, Country Manager, Networking, Dell India said, “Dell’s solutions have enabled IIHT to simplify network complexity and offer highly flexible pricing models delivered through 40 percent reduction in total cost of ownership. Dell enabled IIHT to scale effectively and meet projected global demands for its learning-as-a service model. Our networking and data center consolidation solutions with 10G/40G platforms coupled with Openflow SDN have significantly added value.”