Client & Case Study

Bentley University

Client case study description

Bentley University, located in Waltham, MA, is one of the nation's leading business schools, with a focus on preparing business leaders with deep technical skills, a broad global perspective and high ethical standards. Students interested in business professions choose from a wide range of programs that address all functional areas including accountancy, finance, marketing, management and liberal arts - all anchored in technology. 

Leading by example, Bentley University relies on state-of-the-art technology to assist its students and faculty with research, communication and other learning management systems. Bentley deployed an Oracle Web Portal so that students and faculty have access to all applications at anytime, and anywhere. 

To load balance its data center servers that power its enterprise-wide applications, Bentley previously utilized F5's BIG-IP appliances in its data center. However, when the IT department established an initiative to make the Oracle Web Portal more responsive, the project became expensive. Bentley wanted to add Web Caching and SSL Off-load features to the BIG-IPs to alleviate the load on the servers, but F5 required expensive licenses for these features. So the University evaluated alternative solutions from A10, Citrix (NetScaler) and Zeus, finally selecting A10 Application Delivery Controllers (ADC).

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