H3C ushers UTAR campus in Malaysia to the cloud

Beijing-based digital solutions provider H3C has signed a memorandum of understanding with Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) in Malaysia to improve and upgrade the campus’s network.

Through the collaboration, H3C has provided a campus network, Wi-Fi 6 solution and Cloudnet solution to UTAR using the latest public cloud management platform to monitor and manage their network devices.

One of H3C’s partners, Extreme Broadband, a local internet service provider, will be providing broadband internet service to the educational institution.

The Cloudnet solution is capable of overcoming the limitations of traditional IT infrastructure, which are becoming more inefficient over the years. Cloud-based services offer a much more scalable and reliable IT infrastructure that is specifically designed to streamline business performance and support development and growth. 

These products and solutions will provide UTAR greater flexibility, agility and resilience to meet the demands of the new digital economy.

Rockies Ma, country general manager of H3C Malaysia, said the partnership with UTAR underlines the company’s goal of building its strategic partner ecosystem to support Malaysia’s digital economy.

“We work closely with partners in key sectors such as education, government, healthcare, telecommunications, and manufacturing to promote digital transformation and build a new smart future for them as Malaysia undergoes the Malaysian Digital Economy Blueprint (MyDIGITAL) initiative,” said Ma.

H3C will provide training to certify academics at the Lee Kong Chian Faculty of Engineering and Science, and Faculty of Information and Communication Technology of UTAR with the necessary campus network solution skills.

Besides donating devices for the students and lecturers to conduct experiments, H3C will also be offering UTAR graduates internship opportunities as the company believes this method would shape the future of talents to understand the world of the digital economy.

“With H3C coming on board, we are confident that we will be able to digitalise our campus operations to adapt to Malaysia’s rapidly changing economy,” said Ewe Hong Tat, president and CEO of UTAR.

UTAR first reached out to H3C in 2020 in search of improving and upgrading its campus’s network and wireless system as the campus expands and student enrollment increases. Since then, H3C has worked to curate a series of products and services for UTAR and successfully deployed them in the second quarter of 2021.