Case Study

Canterbury Christ Church University Modernises Application Management for Cloud Migration & Remote Learning Empowerment

Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is a public university based in Canterbury, Kent, England, and has grown rapidly with several locations and 15,000 students.

A core tenet of Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) is the “passionate belief that education changes lives.” As remote learning took on accelerated importance, this leading UK university needed a better way to deliver and manage applications to educate and mould future generations of leaders.

The Challenge

CCCU’s application delivery and management held them back from migrating to the cloud, plus many limitations made critical updates and patches time-consuming and complex. The current stack of technology at CCCU lacked the flexibility to support student devices, integrating modern technologies like Windows Virtual Desktop and Cloud applications in a single-pane-of-glass portal. So, in early 2020, CCCU began looking for a solution to modernise workspace and application delivery and deployment to their end-users.

The Solution

Liquit Workspace with Liquit Release & Patch Management was deployed, allowing CCCU to migrate to the cloud, deliver applications, deploy updates and patches seamlessly, along with many other advantages.

With the help of Liquit’s longstanding IT partner for the UK, ST-FOUR, CCCU determined Liquit offered the capabilities they needed with a cost effective pricing structure and a pilot phase that would give them confidence in the solution and also speed deployment. “We needed to make sure Liquit was best of breed,” says Andy Powell, Head of Infrastructure. “What we found was that it ticked off all the boxes we wanted to tick.

  • Easy path for migration to the cloud — Via the Liquit connectors
  • Capabilities to speed new releases to market — Saving the IT team time and effort
  • Cost-effective, all-in-one solution — Everything from just one single license
  • Dramatic lowering of TCO compared to other solutions — With more flexibility and options

The Result

90%
reduction in IT time and effort
50%
decrease in Total Cost of Ownership
2
number of days it took to migrate to the cloud
It was secure, managed, scalable, and it came at an unbelievable price point, which made it easy to create and get a business case approved.
Andy Powell
Head of Infrastructure CCCU

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