Keene State College in New Hampshire has implemented a new disk-based backup system with data deduplication that has reduced backup times for the college's main file server by 95 percent, from 20 hours to 45 minutes.
Maryville University in St. Louis County, MO has consolidated its storage from multiple data centers and multiple campuses to a cloud-based service. The move saved the university approximately $125,000 in infrastructure costs and 20 to 30 hours per month in IT staff time.
Starboard Storage Systems has launched an updated version of the Starboard operating system, Starboard OS 3.2, as well as three new hybrid storage systems: Starboard AC2000, AC4000, and AC4500.
BitTorrent is going head to head against cloud file synchronization services like Dropbox and Google with the launch of Sync, a new, free tool designed to synchronize files across computers securely and without storage constraints. The twist: It's not cloud-based.
California State University, Northridge, has switched its offsite data backup protection from a tape- and disk-based system to a cloud-based system.
Cloud computing in colleges and universities is growing and is expected to consume up to a third of the IT budget within the next four years.
The University of Nottingham in England has upgraded its high performance computing center with a 240-terabyte parallel storage system to assist researchers in the computer science, pharmacy, and engineering departments.
Storage start-up SoftNAS has released a new beta version of its virtual appliance for managing an organization's storage capacity.
At the 2013 International CES event in Las Vegas, Kingston Digital unveiled a new line of USB 3.0 flash drives with capacities up to 1 terabyte, the largest to date.
Carbonite, a provider of online backup solutions, has added new features geared towards higher education institutions.