Zayed University: Delivering on the immersive collaboration mission

Customer Success Story
Zayed University, the higher educational institution which proudly bears the name of the founding President of the UAE, is the first University in the region to have a pervasive, always connected immersive collaborative campus for its faculty, students, researchers and ICT support staff equipped with the ability to create virtual classrooms, distance learning and video help desks as the needs of the institution grows to multiple integrated campuses.  Users pre-dominantly carry tablet devices along and are able to enjoy a constant connectivity with the ZU campuses 24/7 using 4G LTE, 3G and on campus wireless access for tablets, mobile phones, laptops and desktops as well as fully equipped labs.  Users have the ability to connect using voice, video and collaboration ability of sharing content and persistent chat with each other wirelessly from anywhere, anytime, all delivered from a secure ZU ICT managed service environment.   ZU currently has 3 state of the art campuses located in Abu Dhabi and Dubai and offers outreach programs to various sectors in the UAE. The newly built, state-of-the-art Abu Dhabi campus has academic, convention and recreational facilities.

Visionaries’ contracted responsibility for the Abu Dhabi, new campus is valued at AED 69 million and extends to providing a single-integrated-solution offering for Unified Wired and Wireless access, Unified Communication & Collaboration, Telepresence, Network Firewalls, IPS security, data center servers, storage and virtualization layer, ICT for Classrooms, Network Operations Center with ICT services integrated for 4 years of operational support. This campus is truly high performance with a scalable next generation network supporting IPTV, Voice, Video, and Data with Real Time intelligent infrastructure management and content delivery via VDI delivered from redundant Data Center facilities located on-premise. Technology Enhanced Learning in classrooms, labs, lecture rooms and other spaces provides a highly convergent integrated ICT architecture that is built to encourage collaborative and mobile learning to achieve ZU’s primary ICT goal of providing a learning platform that will enable students to graduate with academic excellence.

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