Following established deployment Viglen win HPC contract at University of East Anglia
Viglen has been selected as sole supplier of Managed services for Personal Computers and Notebooks by the University of East Anglia. The three year contract is estimated to be worth up to £3million.
Following their recent successful deployment of an HPC cluster for the University, Viglen won a rigorous tendering process to supply up to 1000 desktops and notebooks in each year of the contract starting on 1st January 2011. The contract will run until 31st December 2013 with a possible extension to the end of 2014.
The University wanted to minimise total cost of ownership whilst providing a high level of service to end users. Viglen showed strong evidence of a stable product line and cost effective upgrade and service management options. In addition, Viglen were able to satisfy the Universities requirement for sustainable solutions with energy saving configurations and disposal of redundant systems and packaging in line with WEE regulations. Viglen’s eco-friendly blue boxes will be used in the deployment of PC’s to reduce waste.
Viglen were invited to bid, along with other suppliers via the National Desktop and Notebook Agreement (NDNA). Recently awarded the number one spot in Lot 3, One-Stop Shop (Desktops and Notebooks) of the NDNA, Viglen were judged to offer best overall value and highest standards of service. This prestigious position is further recognition of Viglen’s pedigree in the IT service providers market and allows NDNA members to choose whether to purchase desktops and notebooks from Viglen with or without additional tendering.
In July 2010 Viglen were selected to partner with the University of East Anglia in the provision of a High Performance Computing Cluster Facility. The two phases of the two year contact are worth a total of approximately £750,000 and were awarded under the National Server and Storage Agreement (NSSA).
Viglen are very happy to be engaging with the University of East Anglia on another project so soon after our recent HPC partnership. We are excited to be involved with such a prestigious institution and look forward to the continuation of our flourishing relationship.
About The University of East Anglia
The University of East Anglia (UEA) is one of the top research institutions in the UK and internationally recognised for excellence in teaching. Ranked eighth best for science among UK universities, it has a new medical school and is a leading member of the Norwich Research Park, one of the largest groupings of biotechnologists in the world. It has over 3,500 employees and 15,000 students.