In an era when Google ranks almost daily as the most-visited website in the world, the question has to arise for any higher education institution: Why create digital repositories?
The challenges of data integrity and storage on a college campus can be immense. With 30 TB (and growing) of crucial files to keep both backed up and accessible, South Carolina's Furman University is taking on those challenges using a differential process, one that cuts down on the duration of backups and saves on administrative load.
The Borough of Manhattan Community College, a City University of New York (CUNY) campus, is preparing students in media production for the real world. The college maintains an HDTV production facility stocked with professional-level tools and offers top students a chance to work with CBS pros during "boot camp."
The Hank Greenspun School of Journalism now has one of the most noteworthy homes on the University of Nevada, Las Vegas campus. Brand-new and beautiful on the outside with a full array of industry-standard production technology inside, Greenspun Hall is more than just a stunning building--it represents a new era of journalism education...
Quantum is releasing a new version of its StorNext data management software. Version 4.0 features changes in de-duplication and replication, as well as a new distributed data tiering function.
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.
Two universities--one in New York City and the other in Switzerland--are adopting Sun Microsystems technologies. Columbia University will use an open source Sun solution to manage storage of assets in its digital preservation project, and the University of Zurich is deploying Project Wonderland projects as part of a global e-learning initiative.
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.
Sweden's Uppsala Multidisciplinary Center for Advanced Computational Science (UPPMAX) at Uppsala University has deployed Panasas ActiveStor storage to increase storage capacity alongside an existing Tivoli Storage Manager system.
Less than a year after launching its Sun Storage 7000 family of products, Sun Microsystems has revamped both the hardware and software in the line to boost performance and to introduce some storage industry firsts, including triple RAID, triple mirroring, and channel migration.