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Higher education institutions face numerous challenges, including reducing costs, maintaining and improving services while increasing resources, and meeting the technological needs of students and faculty.

Getech Education is a specialist in the education sector – coordinating with IT departments to set up bespoke infrastructure networks. We are a leading provider of data centre solutions for higher education in the UK and can help you meet these challenges.

Higher Education data centre challenges

Data centres for higher education are now almost as important as the buildings themselves. They need to keep expanding due to the increasing demands from students, staff and researchers. However, many higher education institutions still cannot accommodate the growing amount of data whilst keeping everyone’s data secure. 

To help combat the growing demands and challenges, Getech has developed the 5-star Data Centre.

Do you have a 5-star Data Centre?

The 5-star Data Centre is a framework of elements required to develop a rugged data centre. Each element should be considered individually and as a whole. As universities grow and move toward becoming smart campuses, they need a robust and reliable IT infrastructure that can grow and evolve. Campus IT leaders must consider faculty, administrative and distance learning needs when planning and building college data centre strategies.

Why do you need a 5-star Data Centre?

There are underlying themes to be considered when constructing any data centre solution. They are the top challenges faced by the Higher Education sector.

The global nature of today’s Higher Education market puts pressure on institutions to deliver an even better working environment for their staff and students. The rise of Big Data and High Process Computing across all research fields is increasing the demands on creaking IT infrastructure. There are also physical challenges, such as space constraints and energy efficiency commitments. However, the most significant issue faced by Higher Education leaders is sustainably managing budgets to meet changes in the education market.

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The need to protect sensitive data for higher education institutes has grown significantly over the years as more sensitive data is stored.


As technology advances, so do the needs of students. It's only a matter of time before your current data centre infrastructure meets its limits.


Student expectations of universities are high when it comes to environmental sustainability. Sustainably managing budgets is also vital.

What are the components of a 5-star Data Centre?

A successful cloud strategy means thinking about the whole lifecycle – from securely and rapidly migrating your data to managing it all and helping it grow with you. Understanding your institution’s needs from cloud computing infrastructure can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to start. Use our 5-star Data Centre framework to help you discover your infrastructure strategy.

Achieve a 5-Star Data Centre with Getech

Download our 5-Star Data Centre Solutions Guide to help you implement a robust data centre.

Harness the power of Lenovo for Higher Education

Lenovo is a global technology leader that provides innovative solutions to meet the needs of higher education institutions. With a focus on cutting-edge technology, Lenovo provides infrastructure solutions that are designed to enhance the learning experience for students, faculty, and staff.

Lenovo partnership

As a Lenovo 2023 Platinum 360 Partner, Getech offers product expertise and technical advice on Lenovo’s infrastructure solutions portfolio.

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Types of infrastructure

Traditional infrastructure

With a traditional infrastructure, the components – like data centres, data storage and other equipment – are all managed and owned by the business within their own facilities. Traditional infrastructure is considered expensive to run and requires large amounts of hardware, power and physical space.

Cloud infrastructure

Cloud infrastructure describes the components and resources needed for cloud computing. You can create a private cloud by building it yourself using resources dedicated solely to you. Or you can use a public cloud by renting cloud infrastructure from a cloud provider like Alibaba, Amazon, Google, IBM or Microsoft. By incorporating some degree of workload portability, orchestration and management across multiple clouds, you can create a hybrid cloud.

Hyperconverged infrastructure

Hyperconverged infrastructure allows you to manage your compute, network and data storage resources from a single interface. With software-defined compute and data storage bundled together, you can support more modern workloads with scalable architectures on industry-standard hardware.

Infrastructure as a service

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) gives you all the power and strategic advantage of the latest data centre hardware through a pay-as-you-go business model. Easily scaled without incremental capital investments and focus more on your bigger picture thanks to the included 24/7 proactive monitoring, management, and services.

Lenovo TruScale offers businesses of all sizes an everything-as-a-service platform with the flexibility they need to stay competitive with a scalable, cloud-like consumption model and predictable payment options for hardware and service inclusions.

Security you control

Get the peace of mind and the benefit of physical on-premises security, capacity control and data protection

Quickly provision new capability

Easy to scale without incremental capital investments, keeping you ready for peak business performance

Stay ahead of change

Get the latest Lenovo hardware that meets your evolving needs and enjoy faster refresh cycles

Right-sized, all the time

Enjoy the advantages of on-premises data centre hardware and services through a pay-as-you-go model

How to buy

We are an approved supplier to all principal public sector buying frameworks to ensure maximum value for purchasing IT products and services. We support higher education institutions in achieving cost efficiencies without compromising the level of choice and compliance.


Getech is a confirmed supplier in partnership with Lenovo on the SSSNA. This framework is for providing Servers, Storage and Solutions, including virtual appliances, support and maintenance and warranty extensions, software-defined storage and backup solutions. It also includes compute and server-related solutions, converged, hyper-converged, HPC and associated infrastructure.

Existing customers

Existing Higher Education customers can access their institution's landing pages and schedule a warranty or service repair.

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