An A+ Institution

University of York is a growing institution in the United Kingdom. As the number of students and researchers increased, so too did demands on the university’s IT infrastructure. With rising concerns over network bottlenecks and risks associated with cyberattacks, University of York implemented VMware NSX to complement its existing VMware vSphere footprint. The result was a more agile IT model that enables the university to deliver IT services more efficiently and securely than ever.

The University of York turns to VMware NSX as the backbone of its new agile approach to IT

University of York and VMware 

Self-Service Model

Overlooking York’s historic city center, University of York is a research-intensive organization, with approximately 18,000 students and 3,500 staff. To build on its reputation as a research and academic powerhouse, the university created a self-service provisioning portal. Instead of waiting a week for IT resources, servers are now ready for researchers in 15 minutes. In the competitive world of academia, this agility is vital for attracting the highest-quality academics and students, and securing grant funding.

University of York

Location: United Kingdom
Industry: Education
Products: VMware vSphere, NSX

A Secure Haven

Bolstering security was a top priority for University of York. VMware NSX—specifically, its micro segmentation capabilities—gives the university the operational flexibility it needs to store and access sensitive data. Confidential academic research and students’ personal information is better protected and easier to manage, right down to the automation of specific security protocols.

What University of York has to say about us

"Using VMware NSX we have been able to refresh our entire virtualization infrastructure, making it easier to manage and more sustainable."


Mike Donley, Windows & Virtualization Team Leader, University of York


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