National Taiwan University has selected campus IT solutions from Citrix, becoming the latest in a string of educational institutions in mainland China, Macau and Taiwan to choose Citrix in recent years.
The university is using Citrix's NetScaler solution to provide data security for its campus cloud network.
Citrix claims its solution can significantly boost network performance and this makes apps and cloud-based services run five times better than previously. Citrix's NetScaler solution offloads app and database servers; accelerates app and service performance; and provides administrators with granular application-level control.
Compliant with ISO 27001, the solution also provides users with remote access from anywhere.
"Developing a next-generation campus cloud network was a central part of our IT plans, and we wanted a technology vendor whose products could match our ambitions," said Prof. Yeali S. Sun, director of National Taiwan University's Computer and Information Networking Centre. "They took the time to become fully familiar with our requirements, then proposed a solution that met all of them. The project was delivered in three separate phases. Each was completed on schedule and within budget, and our network is now more secure than ever."
String of wins
Citrix is contributing to many IT projects run by Greater China universities, including Sun Yat-Sen University and National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan.
The company delivered its Server-Based Computing technology to Shanghai's Jiaotong University in 2008. The technology enabled more users to access the university's network from more of the university's campuses.
Citrix also deployed its flagship desktop virtualisation platform, XenDesktop for Macau Polytechnic in 2009. This deployment enabled 1,500 virtual desktops for 22 separate laboratories across four separate campuses.
"We're delighted that so many of Greater China's most respected seats of learning have turned to Citrix to fulfil their IT objectives," said Victor Tsao, general manager, Greater China, Citrix Systems. "Not only does this underline the attractiveness of our value proposition, but it also frees up the universities' resources, which can instead be dedicated to their valuable contributions to academia. We hope this latest project will pave the way for other education sector projects in the future."
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