Eastern Michigan University has upgraded EMC backup equipment in its data center operations with newer EMC gear. The institution is using both Avamar deduplication backup software and Celerra unified storage for daily backups of data maintained by its mission critical applications.
Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom is deploying Mimosa Systems' NearPoint for archiving e-mail held in its Microsoft Exchange mail system, which has been in use there for a decade.
In the face of explosive data growth on campus a consortium of colleges and universities concerned about their institutions' abilities to recover data and applications has formed a new council dedicated to the topic.
The University of California (UC) system has prepared a four-part video series that is being broadcast on its public Web site to address disaster preparedness, including how to react in the event of earthquakes, fires, floods, and pandemics.
Ed tech developer Tegrity has debuted a new system to allow colleges and universities to continue instruction online in the event of a campus closure.
Two years ago the University of San Francisco was grappling with an issue facing many growing institutions: how to safely and securely store the school's electronic information. After struggling to establish an in-house backup system, the California university made the jump to an on-demand solution.
A majority of colleges and universities have implemented emergency preparedness plans for their campuses, according to a new survey by the Campus Safety and Security Project.
Earlham College in Richmond, IN has tripled its storage capacity by expanding its use of Nexenta Systems' unified storage. NexentaStor runs on ZFS, a Sun Microsystems open source high-capacity file system and logical volume manager that's also included in Sun's Solaris operating system.
Several colleges and universities have found they can leverage collaboration software from Wimba to prepare for and respond to crises that would otherwise disrupt communication or instruction.
Data backup had increasingly become a major challenge at the University of St. Thomas. With a growing body of data in its Banner enterprise resource planning system, its Blackboard installation, departmental needs, and personal storage directories set at 500 MB for every one of the 11,000 students and 2,000 faculty and staff members, data stores were gobbling up terabytes of space.