Storage


Cambridge Shears Data Back-up Time by Two-Thirds

A Cambridge University research lab has cut the time it took to back up more than 23 terabytes of data from seven days to two, as part of an overhaul of its storage area network.

Imperial College London Overhauls Digital Image Library

London's Imperial College has outsourced management of an image library containing 20,000 pictures, a move that has lowered its administrative overhead and made it possible to tag the images more easily. IC is using the Brandworkz 3.0 digital asset management system, developed by GlobusMedia to manage the online image library for 5,000 university staff.

U Missouri Expands E-Mail Infrastructure

University of Missouri recently revamped its Microsoft Exchange messaging environment with the help of EMC Corporation's products and services. According to EMC, the IT department at the university has reworked its infrastructure, allowing for a 500 percent increase in employees' mailbox quotas and 100 percent increase in students' mailbox quotas.

National Taiwan U Breaks CD Storage Capacity Barrier

Researchers at National Taiwan University have made a breakthrough in optical storage technology, a process that can boost the capacity of a single compact disc to 150 gigabytes to 200 gigabytes, university spokespeople said.

U Illinois Grant To Tame Unstructured Data for Research

The Andrew Mellon Foundation last week awarded $1.2 million grant to the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to help find ways to solve the so-called "80 percent problem."

OSU Adopts Hybrid Backup Approach

A new backup and restore system at Oregon State University Foundation has reduced weekly backup time for the system administrator from days, to just 90 minutes. "I'd hate to think how my Mondays would be without it," said Systems and Database Administrator Lyle Utt.

Nominations for 2007 Campus Technology Innovators Due May 15

Campus Technology is seeking nominations through May 15 for its 2007 Innovators Awards for exemplary use of technology by colleges and universities and their vendor partners.

What's in the Box? Sun Offers Blackbox Tours

Project Blackbox, Sun Microsystems' prototype of a self-contained, virtualized datacenter is making the rounds via flatbed truck.

Are You Drowning in Data?

Is there a crisis in data storage? Tech analyst John Gantz estimates that in 2007 the world will for the first time generate more "data" than it has storage space for.

Storing Lots of Classroom Content at Fitchburg State

Most of today’s splashiest new classroom technologies have at least one thing in common – they tend to require lots of storage space on the campus network.