Philadelphia University upgrades computing environment with Sun

Jordan's Philadelphia Univeristy has completed a major upgrade of its computer environment, with the deployment of a Sun Ray thin client technology provided by STS Jordan

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By  Mark Sutton Published  May 8, 2003

Jordan’s Philadelphia University has upgraded its computer laboratory facilities to a suite of Sun Ray appliances to provide students with an advanced computer sciences facility. The new environment, which was deployed by local partner STS Jordan, provides the computer science department with an enhanced infrastructure for programming and development.

The information technology faculty at the university already used Sun servers for its web and database servers, but the new environment, which is based on five Sun servers with Sun Ray thin client interconnections, provides centralised server environment that can be accessed via the student’s desktops.

“Our ambition is to provide students with world-class facilities that will empower their research and academic work,” said Dr Adnan Badran, president of Philadelphia University.

“By creating an IT environment where students enjoy benefits from Sun technology, including enhanced performance and productivity, as well as centralised access to information, we’re achieving that objective,” he added.

“Philadelphia University’s decision to work with Sun was influenced largely by Sun’s open systems approach to technology, including binary compatibility, which delivers greater interoperability and investment protection for the school,” said Dr. Mohamed Bettaz, dean of the IT faculty at Philadelphia University.

“The Sun implementation process was accomplished in an entirely professional manner, hitting all project targets and providing excellent support in the installation of hardware, software and system configurations,” Bettaz added.

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