Case study

Wageningen University & Research boosts compute performance with HPE Synergy

Increased speed and performance

The Netherlands' Wageningen University & Research (WUR) is embarking on an IT transformation journey and as part of this ambitious project, it is replacing traditional blade servers with state-of-the-art computing from HPE Synergy. Increased compute efficiency reduces development and deployment times and supports better services for students by decreasing application downtime and enabling scale up when needed.

Challenge

Need for speed
WUR in the Netherlands is both a public university and a world-class research establishment whose mission is to explore the potential of nature to improve quality of life.
With 12,000 students from over 100 countries, WUR has been named as the Netherlands' best university in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings in October 2018. Formerly, the agricultural research institute of the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, its research arm was also number one worldwide for agriculture and forestry research in the 2017 QS World University Ranking charts. It trains BSc, MSc, and PhD specialists in life and social sciences. It also extends its work to cover food production, living environments, health, lifestyle, and livelihood.