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.
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.
The University of New Hampshire has completed the deployment of a new virtual tape library for data deduplication.
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.
The first of two conversations with Notre Dame CIO Gordon Wishon about sustainability in the data center. Here, Wishon focuses on virtualization. In two weeks, we'll complete the circle with a discussion of environmental initiatives.
Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA is making improvements to its digital storage solution with the implementation of Symantec's Veritas NetBackup and the selection of an off-site location for data storage.
Greening the data center-- and cashing in on the resulting energy savings-- is an achievable goal. Here, two different approaches.
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.