Data Integration Upgrades LSBU to a Future-Proofed 10GB Infrastructure

06 Aug 2013

London South Bank University set to improve student and teacher experience with technology refresh.

LONDON, 06 August 2013: Data Integration, the network and system integrator owned by Xchanging (LSE: XCH), today announces that it is set to deliver a state-of-the-art 10GB network infrastructure for London South Bank University (LSBU) as its incumbent IT partner.

As a forward-thinking, cosmopolitan university, with over 23,500 students, LSBU draws students from over 130 countries. LSBU is passionate about improving its student and teacher experience, and invests heavily in new facilities and technology to create student opportunity for future success.

Looking to meet both University and student application needs for the next five to seven years, LSBU is undertaking a technology refresh of its network infrastructure. Comprising upgrades of its Infoblox DNS management and Extreme Switching technology, the project sees the University migrating to a future-proofed infrastructure that delivers enhanced control and increased bandwidth.

Adrian Taylor, Chief Technology Officer at Data Integration, explains, “The University relies on IT services that are run between its two distribution centres. However, its network is now seven years old, and they increasingly want to run services that demand 10GB and have been experiencing capacity issues. We’ve been working with LSBU for over 8 years now, and as an accredited partner for both Infoblox and Extreme, we are ideally placed to deliver this upgrade with round the clock support for them.”

Two years ago, Data Integration won a competitive open tender for a four-year contract to supply IT services and support to LSBU. Data Integration now provides LSBU with end-to-end LAN and security services covering its switching, firewall, remote access, and wireless requirements.

Phillip Wright, Network Manager at LSBU explains, “Our goal is to be the most admired UK University for creating professional opportunity, and this pivots around our ability to deliver network services so the time is right for a network refresh. We’ve trusted Data Integration for many years, their inherent knowledge of our IT infrastructure will make this a seamless project and we’re fully confident in their ability to migrate our services whilst providing us with complete continuation of service.”

For further information, please contact:

Xchanging Technology Services
Sarah Sutton 
Tel: +44 (0)20 7780 5509

London South Bank University

About Data Integration, an Xchanging company

Data Integration is one of the UK’s leading networking, security and communication technology providers. Acquired by Xchanging, the business process and technology services provider, the company is now part of Xchanging’s Technology business.

Data Integration specialises in network security, mobility solutions and high performance networks serving more than 300 customers in the UK, spanning the private and public sectors.

About LSBU

London South Bank University (LSBU) is one of London's largest and oldest universities. Since 1892 it has been providing students with vocationally-relevant, accredited and professionally recognised education. As a cosmopolitan university, with over 25,000 students, LSBU draws students from over 130 countries.