The digital era is here—and IT teams are evolving their data centers to meet a fresh set of challenges and opportunities. Applications, environments, and users are multiplying, and so is demand for fast, secure services. But it can be difficult to keep everything safe using traditional solutions that weren’t designed with today’s diverse needs in mind.
Modern organizations need an approach to security that’s as fast and agile as they are. Security has to be pervasive, powerful, and always-on. It also has to be flexible enough to continue meeting changing needs in the future.
In the eBook A University Earns Honors in Security, you can learn more about the security issues modern IT teams are facing—and how the University of New Hampshire transformed its security and achieved big benefits as a result.
Case Study: University of New Hampshire
The University of New Hampshire (UNH) is a prestigious university offering highly valuable graduate and undergraduate programs. Its faculty of 6,700 serves nearly 16,000 students across the main campus in Durham, New Hampshire; a college in Manchester; and a law school in Concord. With so much data to keep track of, and so many users to keep safe, the university had to choose a security solution that would be able to adequately protect it all.
In addition to tackling day-to-day challenges around securely managing data and applications across several different locations, UNH also needed to:
- Streamline secure deployment of new IT services and applications across all colleges
- Provision on demand without compromising network security
- Reduce service interruptions from manual configuration changes
Using solutions from VMware®, UNH was able to achieve all those goals—and more. With VMware, the university:
- Consolidated 500 physical servers into 80 that are capable of securely running thousands of virtual machine workloads
- Adopted a zero-trust security model across data centers
- Leveraged micro-segmentation to isolate workloads without compromising on functionality
Read the eBook A University Earns Honors in Security for the full story on the UNH security transformation.