Youth, Sports Welfare Authority implements HP

Organisation has implemented HP Networking solutions throughout campus

Tags: General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (www.uaeyouthsports.com)HP Middle EastUnited Arab Emirates
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Youth, Sports Welfare Authority implements HP Gautham Raj, Networking manager - UAE, HP Middle East said that HP's new and improved networking portfolio helps to make installation easy.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  June 27, 2011

The UAE's General Authority of Youth and Sports Welfare (YSA) has installed and implemented HP Networking products company-wide.

The YSA is a government body which looks after all issues relating to youth and sports in the UAE, and supervises activities and sporting institutions across the region.

According to HP, YSA chose HP solutions to simplify the management of its network while boosting performance and availability.

"YSA chose HP because it is a fully integrated solution with high availability and performance at a good price," said Khalid Ali Sultan AlKaabi, director, Studies and Development Department, YSA. "It is the time for us to achieve our strategic initiatives to restructure the ICT infrastructure by having one high performance management system across the entire campus to gives us better control over our systems and allows us to focus on our core mission, which is to promote the well-being of the UAE's young people socially, culturally and in the sporting arena."

The HP Networking solution is designed to allow the entire campus network, including third-party devices to be managed from one point using the HP Intelligent Management Center (IMC).

HP's A7510 multi-layer switches are designed to boost communications performance and quality, and provide flexibility for its integrated services network. 

HP TippingPoint S1200N IPS (Intrusion Prevention System) modules have been integrated into the core switches and are designed to protect the network from on-line threats.

HP's stackable A5500 Gigabit Ethernet switches are situated on the edge of the network.

HP wireless controllers and access points provide secure mobile working. The entire network features HP IRF (Intelligent Resilient Framework) technology, designed to allow switches to be stacked and managed as one virtual entity.

"With the new and improved networking portfolio, HP is offering the market a unique value proposition by giving customers the ability to balance the advantages of the new portfolio with the standards based network fabric that facilitates integration with existing systems, making installation easy," said Gautham Raj, Networking manager - UAE, HP Middle East. "HP partner Smartworld worked with YSA to ensure a seamless transition with no loss of performance, connectivity or business continuity."

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