Data Integration wins contract to manage University of Surrey network

11 Nov 2008

IT services and integration specialist, Data Integration, has won a 3 year contract to provide comprehensive support and managed services to the University of Surrey.

The contract will see Data Integration taking on responsibility for the Extreme Networks core and edge campus and residents’ network, the Trapeze wireless infrastructure, and Citrix load balancers. This is in addition to Data Integration’s existing managed service provision for the University’s internet gateway, SSL VPN, firewalls, two-factor authentication, traffic shaping, and routers.

Roger Stickland, Director of Information Technology for the University, says, Our IT department supports the needs of over 14,000 students and almost 2,500 staff, so it was essential for us to partner with an organisation with a proven understanding of the very specific IT needs of the Higher Education sector. Over the past 3 years, Data Integration has demonstrated that understanding and also that it has the skills and technical expertise to provide not just day-to-day support but also assistance in infrastructure design and development for future services. Outsourcing support and managed service to Data Integration means that we can focus our excellent in-house team on strategic development of our IT services rather than day-to-day operations.

Data Integration will be providing a 24x7 proactive support and managed service on the network core and edge as well as monitoring 34 core critical devices.

About The University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is one of the UK’s leading professional, scientific and technological universities with a world class research profile and a reputation for excellence in teaching and research. Ground-breaking research at the University is bringing direct benefit to all spheres of life – helping industry to maintain its competitive edge and creating improvements in the areas of health, medicine, space science, the environment, communications, defence and social policy. Programmes in science and technology have gained widespread recognition and it also boasts flourishing programmes in dance and music, social sciences, management and languages and law. In addition to the campus on 150 hectares just outside Guildford, Surrey, the University also owns and runs the Surrey Research Park, which provides facilities for 140 companies employing 2,700 staff.

The Sunday Times names Surrey as The University for Jobs which underlines the university’s growing reputation for providing high quality, relevant degrees.

Media enquiries: Peter La, Press Office at the University of Surrey, Tel: 01483 689191 or

E-mail: p.la@surrey.ac.uk

About Data Integration

Founded in 1997, Data Integration is a specialist provider of high performance, secure network solutions, consultancy, and managed services. The company works closely with best-of-breed, leading technologies to provide its clients with an IT infrastructure that will drive their businesses to bring competitive advantage whilst reducing operating expenses.

Data Integration works with clients in enterprise, health, education, finance, and local government as well as systems integrators and outsourcers. Much of its business comes rom existing clients with whom a strong working relationship has been built, and who enjoy working with Data Integration because of their immersion into their client’s culture and methodologies, solution planning and deliverability.

For more information on Data Integration visit www.dataintegration.com.

For press information contact:

Virginia Harry
The Insight Group
Tel. 01344 871900
virginiah@insightgroup.co.uk

Hannah Crease
Data Integration
Tel: 0844 561 0071